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The Gospel Messenger 



"This Gospel ol the Kingdom shall be preached 
in the whole world."— Matt. 24: 14. 



" THY KINGDOM COME "—Matt. 6: 10; Luke lit 2 



" Till we all attain unto . . . the stature of 
the fulness of Christ."— Eph. 4: 13. 



Vol. 76 



Elgin, 111., January 1, 1927 



No. 1 



Editorial— 

A Year That Rhy 
When lo Suspect Rudim 
Charity False and True. 
Mm 



In This Number 

its With Heaven 



he shot at them. When he said " Repent," the secret 
was out. That was what was on his heart. That was 
what he wanted to say. ' That was what he had to say. 

■■■ The rest was elaboration, argument, illustration. Great 

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Around the World, .... 
The Quiet Hour (R. H. M.), 
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General Forum— 
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Tobacco Fires. By Will H. 

By D. D. Thomas, .. 



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Reading Campaign 



ispel Messenger. 
New Vision lor the New Year, liy unve * 
Retrospective. By Leander Smith, ■■■■-■■■ 
European Ownership of Africa. By H. Sto' 
The Threefold Christ.— No. 3. 
Making the Simultaneous Bihle 

By Glenn McRae -■■■- "" 

A Talk with China's Model Governor. By C. D. Bonsack, . 

The Personnel of Our China Workers. By J. J. "loder, ... 

The Pastor's Study— 

The Prophets in Everyday I.ife.- 
Forget Yourself. By Archer W 
First and Second Thcssalonians. By Ezra Flory, 

Home and Family— - 

The New Year (Poem). By B. F. M. Sours, 
Caleb's Car. By Elizabeth R. Blough, 



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Wallace, 



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A Year That Rhymes With Heaven 

One man esteemeth one year above another; another 
esteemeth every year alike. Let each man be fully as- 
sured in his own mind. 

But why should that assurance prevent anybody 
from making the most of every year that comes to 
him? And haven't you already felt the fascinating 
spell of the one we are tuning in on today? There is 
music in the very sound of it, and celestial music at 
that. Maybe the Kingdom of heaven is at hand again. 
Not for sixteen years have we had one like it, in 
this respect. No, not for twenty years have we had 
one exactly like it. But that one of sixteen years a 
still sounds so heavenly to some folks— I: 
reason?— that they have driven their stake: 
that point and say that things have been going wrong 
ever since. Why, there have been many fine years in 
the pa-st "and there will be many more. But this one, 
nineteen twenty-seven, is the best of all for us, because 
it is the one we are facing at this moment. Sure- 
enough, the Kingdom of heaven is. at hand again. 

Again! Almost exactly nineteen centuries ago a 
wild man of the wilderness first threw those burning 
words out on the etlier waves of time. From that day 
to this any man who had ears to hear could pick them 
up. From that day to this the Kingdom of heaven 
has been at hand for all who have been ready to fulfill 
the indispensable condition of entering it. On the same 
terms it is at hand today for any individual. In a 
larger sense it is at hand, on the same terms, for any 
group, the church, say. 

It often escapes attention that John's audience was 
made up largely of what we should call church 
folks. It was the very loudest professionals that he 
turned back with the demand that they bring forth 
fruits worthy of repentance before they ask him to 
admit them to the symbol of repentance. It is just as 
hard for churchmen of today to realize that the key to 
progress in Kingdom extension 1: 
exactly that same humiliatin; 
cedure. 

The Kingdom of heaven is at hand, the preacher 
thundered but that was not the whole nor even the 
center of his message. It was the mighty fact with 
which he sought to drive the message home. It was the 
compelling argument with which he urged the supreme 
duty of the hour. 



hidden away 
' and heart-searching pro- 



That message, that duty, that su- 
preme need of the moment, was all in the first word 



thing to be done to realize them 
left in the dark as to the meaning of that word. The 
people asked him, the publican, the soldier, and the 
plain average man, and he told them. The scribes and 
Pharisees he told without waiting for them to ask him. 
It simply meant the abandonment of their selfish greed 
and pride and the putting on of love, humbly serving 
one another. It meant a change of mind, of heart, of 
spirit, and consequently of the whole life. 

Great possibilities are impending now. There is 
just one thing to be done to realize them. The King- 
dom of heaven is at hand now. Repentance is the key 
that will throw the door wide open. And it means just 
what it has always meant, the forsaking of sin, the 
essence of which is selfishness. It means a change of 
heart and the change of life which always goes with 
this. It means the abandonment of worldly living and 
the consecration of one's energies to the enrichment of 
the spirit. It means taking thought for others. It 
means brotherliness. It means love. Repentance is 
repentance, and the inescapable condition of one's 
own participation in the Kingdom of heaven, as well 
as of the growth of the Kingdom in the world. 

Let's preach it this year, brethren. It is a year that 
rhymes with heaven. Let's make it heavenly, not by 
false and flattering generalities which overlook the ugly 
facts of sin— it can't be done that way— but by bearing 
down hard on the consecration note and the crying 
need of regenerated hearts that the wide open door of 
the Kingdom may be entered into, by ourselves first of 
all and then by many more. So shall we turn rhyme 
into reason, sound into sense, and the great and long- 
longed for revival shall break out in uur midst. 

Is there need of any further hortatory word? Let 
it be found in this: that within a few months after 
the voice of the forerunner sounded out his call to 
repentance in the Judean wilderness, Jesus, was heard 
preaching on the shores of Galilee : " Repent ye, for the 
kingdom of heaven is at hand." 

What would John say to us? What would Jesus 
himself say? What else could they say? The King- 
dom of heaven will always be at hand, but at hand 
only, never realized, until we learn the meaning and 
the absoluteness of the condition on which it can come 
into our own hearts and into the whole life of our time. 
Repentance is repentance. It is a change of heart, of 
mind, of spirit, of life, from selfish pride and love of 
carnal things to joy in the happiness of others and in 
the fellowship of God. 

O Church of the Brethren, repent ye, for the King- 
dom of heaven is at hand. Do it now. Do it in nine- 
teen twenty-seven. It's a year that . rhymes with 
heaven. 

When to Suspect Rudiments 

" If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the 

world, why"— do you act as you do, a great man 

once asked. That is indeed a great " why," so great, 

-probably, because the " if " is correspondingly great. 

Do you know the answer? 

That word " rudiments " is another great one. It 
goes right down to the bottom of things. It signifies 
the very first, the root, the core, or whatever it is that 
all the rest starts from. What the questioner wanted 
to know was this: If you folks in receiving Christ 
really died from, absolutely cut yourselves loose from 
the very root principles of worldliness, how 
you still show so many signs of worldly 



i it that 
hanker- 



ings? Guess there could be only one answer to that. 
Fact does not always square with theory. We too 
have " died with Christ from the rudiments of the 
world," supposedly. But have we? Doesn't it look 
as if there must be a few " rudiments " hidden down 
deep somewhere? 

Charity False and True 

True charity in judgment of the views of others is 
born, not of looseness of conviction but of the recog- 
nition of the vastness of truth and the inability of any 
one mind to see all sides of it. 

What is sometimes called charity is nothing but in- 
tellectual laziness or, worse, moral and spiritual in- 
difference. A man has not enough interest in truth 
and righteousness to care what happens. He will not 
face the problem of Kingdom extension* He will not 
consider seriously what is important and what is not, 
what is helpful to Christian progress, what is a hin- 
drance and what is of little or no bearing on the ques- 
tion. He doesn't want, to bother his mind with it. 
The thought of it makes him tired. And so he .is very 
" charitable." Opinions on religious subjects all look 
alike to him. 

Indifference is not charity. One must have some 
deeply cherished convictions of his own before he can 
know the meaning of charity. There must be a sense 
of difficulty, something to combat and overcome, a real 
tug at his heartstrings, to make it possible for him to 
exercise the grace of true charity. 

The man who thinks hard and deep and long until 
he arrives at a well-settled conviction that grips his 
very soul, and has also humility enough to realize that 
there may be something in the other man's different 
opinion which he has not yet seen, is the type the cause 
needs most. On such as he rests the hope of both unity 
and progress. 

Meeting of the General Mission Board 

The last meeting of the Board .for 1926 was held 
Dec. 15 and 16, continuing two full days and one even- 
ing. The business from the field was not so heavy for 
on many points the fields are awaiting a conference 
with, the deputation— Brethren Bonsack and Yoder— 
before submitting specific items of business. However, 
there were a number of matters relating to the home 
field which gave the Board some eighty items of 
business. 

The Board adopted the report of the committee 
which had submitted a new doctrinal blank to be used 
by missionary applicants. Bro. I. VV. Taylor, ap- 
pointed by the Standing Committee, Bro. A. D. Helser. 
representing the mission field, and President Otho 
Winger, representing the Board, were the committee 
that submitted this report. 

Modest provision was made for the wife of a de- 
ceased missionary so that she should have support 
'from the Ministerial and Missionary Relief fund as 
long as she is in need. 

A number of church loan applications were on band 
but the Board was in position to respond favorably to 
only one, viz., the Johnson City church in Tennessee. 
Sister Elizabeth Pellet, who is the widow of a for- 
mer minister and mission worker in France, has been 
in need for several years. The Board has granted 
her some aid in the years past from the Ministerial 
and Missionary Relief Fund. At the present time she 
is in Toronto, Canada, and is in serious need of an op- 
eration. The Board approved the expense of bringing 
her to Chicago where she will receive attention in 
Bethany Hospital through the kindness of Dr. C. B. 
Bowman and the hospital staff. The Board cares for 

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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



GENERAL FORUM 



The Waning Year 

BY D. D. THOMAS 
TI>e winds rush wildly o'er the plain 
Where once the stately timber stood 
And creep through crevices and chink 
And rattle door and window pane. 
Thev chant an evil song. 1 think, 
And scarcely bring the living good; 
For 'tis the requiem of the year. 
The aged servant did his best. 
And filled our hearts with love and (ear. 
But he is dying with the rest; 
Look nobly forward to the new. 
And let him die— and let him die I 
Our days on earth may be but few. 
O, live them nobly as they fly! 

And colder yet the raging wind 
Makes midnight darkness trebly wild, 
And shakes the dwelling where I sit. 
And 'twere riot for my hearth most kind, 
And 'twere not for my lamplight mild, 
This page tonight would be unwnt. 
Ah 'tis the requiem of the year. 
The moaning winds they seem to know- 
CD, faithful form that thou wert here 
To cheer as two decades ago! 
Then wind and rain, then sleet and snow 
Might come unheeded by us two. 
The year is dving, dying slow ; 
Have we but truly lived it through? 

A ghostly spirit gives it voice— 

The voice of death it seems to me. 

The wind loud raging o'er the plain 

Hints come it must without our choice. 

And dim the eyes that now can see, 

And ease the heavy heart of pain; 

The requiem of the year, ah yes, 

The surging knell I hear, I hear— 

And pallid mortals in distress 

Are saddened by their ringing drear. 

But, to the healthy they are joy, 

A hailing of the glad new year. 

The evils of the past destroy 

By buoyant hopes of good things near. 

God knows the naked night wind's cry 
Is not the herald of the tomb, 
Is but the emblem of a life 
To those the earthly have passed by, 
To those passed through the shadowed gloom, __ 
To gloried victors in the strife. 
The requiem sounds short-sightedness. 
They measure not the years above; 
The passing years the angels bless, 
And bring us nearer to his love. 
The year is dying with the rest- 
Then let him die, then let him die- 
Still urging us to heaven blest; 
O, live them nobly as they fly. 

Glendale, Ariz. *-»— 

" The Gospel Messenger " 

BY H. C. EARLY 

I don't know the day when I was not a reader of the 
church paper. It began with my ability to read such 
literature, which was at an early age. My father was a 
regular subscriber for the monthly Gospel Visitor, our 
first church paper, from its beginning in 1851, some 
years before I was born. Father's subscriptions con- 
tinued on through the changes, multiplications and con- 
solidations of the papers from 1851 to 1883, when the 
final consolidation took place and the Gospel Messen- 
ger became the successor of its numerous predecessors. 
Father read the Gospel Messenger from its begin- 
ning to the day of his death, or had it read to him since 
he was blind for his last years, especially articles from 
his favorite writers. Then he would discuss the views 
of certain writers, even the general policy of the paper, 
■with the family. Some of the youngsters took a free 
hand, some did not. I can never forget the interest it 
kindled in my heart, an interest never to die. The 
church paper and the general outlook of the church 
were often the subject of conversation between father 
and myself while I was yet in my teens. It gave me the 
keenest interest. And thank God, it remains to this day. 
When we were boys and girls at home there was 
always a sort of a scramble as to who should have the 



first chance at the paper when it came Of course 
there were not as many papers coming mto the homes 
then as now. It was different. 

Now as to the field and purpose of the Gosra. 
Messenger a number of things may be said. In the 
past when the church was not fully organized, in 
fact, when the organization was most simple, and 
her interests but slightly classified, the one paper the 
church paper, was spokesman for the whole field. 
How is it now, since the Sunday-school and missions 
have their publications? And the schools have their 
local papers. Does it make a difference? Do the 
papers of these special departments narrow the field 
of the Gospel Messenger? Does it mean that the 
Gospel Messenger must keep off the fields of Sunday- 
school, missions and education? If so, what is the 
field of the Gospel Messenger? Or does the logic of 
the situation argue in favor of a larger church paper 
departmentalized? What are, or should be, the metes 
and bounds of the Gospel Messenger? 

If it is considered that the department publications 
have a place, and I judge that is settled ; and if a larger 
church paper departmentalized is thought to be im- 
practicable, and I judge that is settled also; then, if 
the logic of the situation speaks, general Christian cul- 
ture I judge, must be regarded as the field of the 
Gospel Messenger. Of course, Christian culture goes 
mto the field of all church activities. But, fundamen- 
tally, Christian culture has to do with character. 
Matters of Bible teaching and doctrine, Bible study 
and correct interpretation, as making up the program 
of the new life both in its birth and active develop- 
ment, are the chief material for Christian culture. 
And these, I think, must be regarded as the main busi- 
ness of the Gospel Messenger. And while it is chief- 
ly in the field of matured minds, it is a great field, 
worthy of the best efforts of the best minds. 

The Gospel Messenger is departmentalized to some 
extent. - There are the Editorial, The General Forum, 
Our Forward Movement, The Pastor's Study, Home 
and Family, The Quiet Hour and Correspondence de- 
partments. It is the classification of phases of a gen- 
eral field, rather than the classification of fields under 
departments, such as Sunday-school, missions, edu- 
cation, etc. Some of these departments are rather dis- 
tinct within themselves, while others are not, and can 
not be by reason of what they are— their nature. And, 
of course, much of the matter published under de- 
partments is of questionable classification. Much de- 
pends upon the mind making the classification. Yet 
I think it can be said that the Editorial and General 
Forum departments are kept well within their bounds, 
especially the first page of the editorial department. 
It is not only well within its bounds, but filled with 
material of high order. 

There is a question as to the proportion of these 
departments. Do these departments combined into a 
whole make up a symmetrical paper for its readers? 
In other words, do they make a balanced ration? There 
is ground here, I think, for serious questioning. It 
demands careful study. 

It is my judgment that at least the General Forum 
and correspondence departments could be changed a 
bit with profit. It must be admitted that the matter of 
the Editorial and General Forum departments con- 
stitutes the flesh and blood of the paper, and the General 
Forum should be enlarged, since its brief space of two 
or three pages is the only open door to its many 
readers to join in the written discussion of matter so 
vital. The editorial space is enough to be filled week 
after week by two writers, their ability notwithstand- 
ing. 

The correspondence department could be reduced 
with profit in view of the amount of space at the 
paper's disposal, in my judgment. Let the matter 
be condensed. Give more space to the more vital and 
less space to the less vital. And there is a certain 
class of correspondence matter that might be elimi- 
nated almost altogether. It is a question whether the 
itineraries of individuals going from home to home 
and from church to church, written up by themselves, 
are worth the space covered. And would it not be 
more interesting and palatable to the readers to allow 



the homes and churches visited to make report? And 
if they are not sufficiently impressed to report, let 
it go unreported. Isn't that placing the matter upon its 
merit? As to the other side of the story-reporting 
conditions in churches and Districts-these have then 
official reporters, and these as a rule know the con- 
ditions better than visitors. And as to the appetite of 
the paper's reading constituency, certainly the paper 
should do the utmost to cultivate and hx a healthy 
appetite on the part of its readers, rather than allow a 
perverted and unenlightened appetite to dictate the 
matter of the paper. 

Now what more shall I say? With all the nice and 
flattering things that might be said about the Gospel 
Messenger unsaid for the present, let this go as the 
honest judgment of an interested reader of the paper, 
and with none of the personal element. 

Bridgewatcr, Va. 



New Vision for the New Year 

BY OLIVE A. SMITH 

The New Year resolution of former years seems 
to have fallen into disfavor, partly because it so often 
failed when put to the test of time, but more because 
it does not fit in with the present conception of the wise 
way of dealing with regrettable habits. Reason says: 
•■ Why wait until the New Year to make any change 
which should be made in the personal program of our 
lives, or why believe that there is any magic power 
in the season to make a change easier?" 

Yet never, we hope, will the New Year lose its sweet 
and comforting power of the gift of new opportunity, 
of the possibilities which-lie hidden behind its mystery. 
We come to it with' the spirit of Christmas fresh and 
strong upon us and we look forward, like eager chil- 
dren, to what we may be able to be and do before it 
shall have passed. Its birth is like the birth of a new 
life wonderful, mysterious, touched with the sacred- 
ness which always surrounds the unknown, particu- 
larly the unknown which is concerned with our own 
efforts and latent powers. 

It is natural, then, to think of a new slant on life, of 
untried ways of attacking old problems, of indulging 
a wonder as to the wisdom of things we have done in 
the accustomed way. We are all inclined to get into 
ruts to travel time-worn paths which lead nowhere be- 
cause objectives change with years. There are none 
of us who do not lose the zest of spiritual adventure 
and become ossified in our religious faith and habits. 
We need all we can possibly get of the inspiration 
which comes from special days and special occasions 
to keep us fresh and fit for new responsibilities and 
adaptation to a world whose material changes we can- 
not control. "Without vision the people perish, 
like other sayings, was for all time and all places, and 
the vision must change and grow as the objects of 
vision change and grow. 

The year just passed has impressed every thoughtful 
Christian man and woman with the necessity of new 
vision concerning Christian citizenship. Our land is 
still infested with apathetic folk who accept all the 
advantages of residence in a country which, in its 
aspirations at least, claims to be Christian, yet these 
very people are unwilling to burden themselves with 
the responsibilities of citizenship. To all such, the 
results of the recent election in the various States 
should carry no uncertain message. The question, 
" What would Jesus do?" is always baffling and puz- 
zling, but we can hardly conceive of him, if he were on 
earth today, as voting for any repeal or modification 
of our Eighteenth Amendment. Yet we can all point 
to good friends who stayed at home on election day and 
trusted to some mysterious powers of Providence to 
control the results of the vote. There was a time, per- 
haps, when the franchise was a privilege. Now it has 
become one of the most compelling duties of citizen- 
ship and we need the vision to so regard it. 

We must, necessarily, make mistakes— innumerable 
mistakes— in our efforts at righteous voting. And we 
do not enjoy mingling in " politics." But this is a 
matter of Christian citizenship and to dodge it is 
puerile and childish in the extreme. The bootlegger, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



the ignorant foreigner whose vote is for sale and the 
immoral men and women never fail to vote. V\ ltn 
them we must live and against them we must contend 
for supremacy in right government. Now is the time 
to look this matter squarely in the face, for we know 
not what the coming year may bring in the affairs ot 
our nation. , 

Conversely, we need a new vision of the power of 
the quiet hour, the deep personal consecrat.on which 
comes from solitude and an independent personal ac- 
tivity More and more the world tends toward mere 
mob thought, toward group activity and a slavish de- 
pendence upon the impetus of organization and out- 
side forces. Everything seems touched by the commer- 
cial spirit and the dependence upon advertising. We 
must get back to the quiet hour, back to the personal 
relationship with the One who said: "When thou 
doest thine alms let not thy left hand know what thy 
right hand doeth." 

It is predicted that the coming year will witness a 
great general revival of religious thought and feeling 
in this country. Whether or not that is true we cannot 
tell But there appear to be signs of a return to the 
fundamentals of Christianity. Never, perhaps, has 
the world been more weary of sophistries and specu- 
lations, of the destructive powers of the negative pulpit 
and press. There is a crying need of the vision to 
meet these conditions with something adequate to the 
demands of the day. _ 

New ideals and standards of individual pnvate lite, 
even though they interfere sadly with our daily cus- 
toms ; new hopes and fresh experiments in the practi- 
cal application of Christian principles; a new way of 
reading the Bible, as if we had never seen it before— 
these are some of our possible adventures for the New 

Year. . . 

" Accumulate evidence," said our greatest scientist, 
Thomas Edison, to the world-wide audience which 
longed to hear his expression of faith in personal im- 
mortality. What would happen if the world of pro- 
fessed followers of the Nazarene should confine them- 
selves untiringly to the accumulation of evidence that 
the Christian faith is the one reality of our unreal life. 
The method of science and the method of religion do 
not differ materially. If we could but gain the vision 
which would inspire experiment, we would prove true 
the words of the Master : " If any man will do his will, 
he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or 
whether I speak of myself." 

The New Year is the time to bury the failures and 
defeats, the pain and sorrow of the old year. It was 
the spirit of some New Year which Paul made alive 
when he said : " Forgetting the things which are behind 
and pressing forward unto the things which are be- 
fore " Not the impetuous desire to " turn over a new 
leaf" which may spend itself foolishly, not the rank 
militant action which may cause some deeper trouble 
in the place of the one we hope to lose, but a quiet and 
persistent effort to gain the new vision we need for 
new obligations, such is the essence of the New Year 
spirit. 
Kansas City, Mo. 



white page upon which is to be written another year's 
record of good or evil report. 

'• Time and tide wait for no man '—today is the 
golden seed-time, and tomorrow as it were is the fruit- 
ful harvest, so near is the present allied to the future. 
As we take a retrospective glance over the experi- 
ences of the past year, perhaps we will profit by what 
we consider misused time and opportunities by en- 
deavoring to conquer to some extent, the propensity 
to procrastination, which is the common heritage of all. 
Nothing is entirely lost in its results, although the 
immediate effects fail to compensate us according to 
our expectations. If we apply the lessons learned in 
the stern school of experience we have accomplished 
much The Star of Hope gleams bright as we contem- 
plate the possibilities that perhaps the New Year has in 
store for us. We welcome its cheery advent as we 
breathe a sigh of farewell to the old companion of our 
joys and sorrows that has taken up its abode in the 
realm of the ages. 

New resolutions are formed for the achievement of 
greater good in our respective spheres; not to our 
own selfish end alone, but for the betterment and 
uplifting of all that is true and worthy of mankind 
The gifted Longfellow has expressed the beautitul 
thought which each one of us would do well to con- 

sider ; 

"Not enjoyment, and not sorrow 
Is our destined end or way, 
But to act, that each tomorrow 
Finds us farther than today." 
Myrtle Point, Oregon. 



Retrospective 

BY LEANDER SMITH 

T.me flies rapidly ! One can hardly realize that an- 
other year, like the dying sunset of a busy day, has 
passed away with its many vicissitudes beyond recall. 
The ever revolving wheel of time has borne our varied 
crafts freighted with joys and sorrows, hopes and 
disappointments, into the broad and insatiable ocean of 

the past. 

The fleeting months have gone from us, never more 
to return, save to the sacred and cherished chambers 
of memory. But while we regret the loss of the many 
pleasures and opportunities which made the balmy 
summer, one would not wish to experience again the 
sorrows and bereavements which formed the chilly 
winter of the past year. 

"Ah verily, whatever is, is best!" 

Another year, pure and resplendent, with an all wise 
Creator's seal of mercy and longer probation, has 
dawned upon us, and discloses to our view, a fair 



European Ownership of Africa 

BY H. STOVER KULP 
For Use in Africa Mission Study 

The Map of Africa 

I have before me a map of Africa. The political 
divisions are brightly colored, each with a different 
color. It looks like a " crazy quilt." There are seven 
colors The color which represents the part of the 
continent which is still independent covers only about 
one-fifteenth of the map. The three independent 
countries of Africa are Liberia, Egypt, and Abyssinia. 
The rest of Africa is parcelled out among six different 
European nations. These nations are France, Eng- 
land Portugal, Belgium, Italy and Spain. Until 
recent years Turkey and Germany had important pos- 
sessions in Africa. Turkey lost her possession to Italy 
after a war which ended in 1912. As a result of the 
recent World War Germany was stripped of her colo- 
nies and in Africa they were divided among France, 
Great Britain and Belgium. Great Britain received the 
lion's share. France and Great Britain have always 
been the great empire builders in Africa. Germany 
never had attained anything like unto the importance 
of either of these countries in African colonization 

The great French African Empire occupies the 
greater P art of Africa that lies between the Gult of 
Guinea and the Mediterranean Sea. In this area, 
Nigeria is the only large territory which does not be- 
long to France. Here in the Atlantic Coast colonies 
of Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Dahomey and Gabun, 
and in Morocco, Tunis, and Algeria together with 
French Equatorial Africa, France has control of over 
75 000 000 people and about one-third the area of 
Africa All of these provinces have the advantage of 
being connected with each other by contiguous terri- 
tory With the exception of Madagascar which also 
belongs to her, France's territory is all in one solid 
block in the northwestern part of the continent. . Mad- 
agascar has a population of about three and one-half 

millions. . , , i 

England, since the spoils of war left to her so much 
that was formerly German territory, has now a larger 
area under her control than any other nation. As else- 
where in the world, so in Africa, the British have pos- 
sessed themselves of the choice parts of the country. 
Although in area they control slightly more than the 
French yet the number of people in her African do- 
main is' half again the number controlled by France. 
The British possessions in South and East Africa with 
one exception (Italian Somaliland on the Gult of 



:i 



Aden) form one solid line of contiguous territory from 
the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan to the Cape of Good Hope. 
These territories are Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Uganda, 
Kenya, Tanganyika, Rhodesia, and the Union of 
South Africa. In addition to the above mentioned ter- 
ritories Great Britain has possessions on the West 
Coast which taken together are known as British West 
Africa. These possessions are, Gambia, Sierra Leone, 
Gold Coast, and Nigeria. Of these Nigeria, is of most 
importance. Nigeria has an area of 360,000 square 
miles and a population of about 20,000,000. Nigeria 
ranks second only to India in population among all ot 
the British overseas possessions. 

Portugal has two large mainland colonies, Angoha 
on the west coast and Portuguese East Africa on the 
other side of the continent. In these two provinces 
about 10,000.000 people live. In addition Portugal has 
several important island groups under her control, 
namely, the Madeira Islands, the Azores, the Cape 
Verde Islands, the Bissagos Archipelago and the two 
small islands of Sao Thome and Principe. These lat- 
ter are especially noted for production of cocoa. 

The heart of Africa, the Congo basin, is adminis- 
tered by Belgium and is known as the Belgian Congo. 
Here about 11,000.000 black people give allegiance to 
King Albert of Belgium. 

Italy by a war of aggression annexed Tripoli in 
1912 This important Mediterranean province togeth- 
er with Eritrea on the Red Sea and Italian Somali- 
land on the Indian Ocean makes up Italy's African 

Empire. — , .j . 

Spain never got very far in Africa. She holds two 
small provinces on the west coast, Rio Oro and R.o 
Muni. In addition she controls the important Canary 
Islands. 
What Europeans Want in Africa 

Thus we see that Africa has been a sort of " grab 
bag" for the nations of Europe. One naturally won- 
ders why the Europeans have gone to Africa. The one 
primary reason has been that the countries of Europe 
need what Africa furnishes for their increasing popu- 
lations and their growing commercial and industrial 
enterprises. Take Great Britain for example: inter- 
nally Great Britain raises enough for but one-fifth of 
her 'population. Where does the food come front for 
the other four-fifthst Most of the people of England 
are engaged in manufacture and trade. Whence cone 
the ra-Jnatcrials and who buys the finished products, 
Africa has been the answer to these questions Bel- 
gium is the most densely populated country in Europe. 
Food and employment must be found for this growing 
population. Africa is furnishing these things for Bel- 
gium Other countries of Europe face simihar con- 
ditions. There have been other causes that have been 
riven for European ownership of Africa, but they are 
secondary or merely corollaries to the first great cause 
Chief among these secondary causes has been the act 
that in almost every country of Europe there is a party 
that desires a Great World Empire for its »«»try-The 
people of this party are known as impenahs s. These 
imperialists have nearly always been the leaders ,n se- 
curing for their respective countries colonies over the 
seas They would, however, have been able to ac- 
complish ve'ry little had not the majority of their coun- 
try supported them! Such support was only given be 
cause the people' felt their growth in population re- 
quired it. 
Horn European Occupation Came About 

In the first place, European occupation was made an 
easy matter because there was no united resistance on 
h pa" of the African peoples. This is due to the fart 
hit Africa is made up of hundreds of tribes who for 
centuHes have been fighting each other and have never 
been united in a common cause. 

The real serious attempts of nations to obtain por- 
tions of Africa have come quite recently and the new 
map of Africa " has been made since 1850. It is true 
that in earlier centuries adventurers and explorers had 
£ne to the Dark Continent, and in recent years ~ 
have made claims for certain lands because of their 
exploits. Portugal alone has retained her African pos- 
sessions as a result of the daring exploits ot her ad 

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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 



1927 



Meeting of the General Mission Board 



such situations from the Ministerial and Missionary Be 
If Fund There is constant need of replemshmg tin 
to the Board's treasury. Since we are so Messed 
r n ,ost of our congregations that we have *eryjew 
folks no, able to support themselves we would do wel 
j„ this winter season to send some gtfH tl Gene. 
Mission Board, designating them for the Mnns, r 
and Missionary Relief Fund. You can : sha e n help 
i„<, Sister Pellet by sending money for tins fund. 

Sweden presented its budget for 1927, totaling some- 
thing over $4,000 (to be exact Kroner 17,144). A 
small grant was also made for the work „. Denmark. 
A. good brother in Texas has offered to give further 
aid for the work in Denmark and the offer is to be 
considered by the deputation when they go through 
Scandinavia on their return home from India 

Dr Homer L. Burke, home on furlough from 
Africa, was granted permission to fully quality him- 
self as a medical practitioner of the Bntish Empire. 
Tins action was taken because Nigeria, ,n which w-c 
work in Africa, is under the control of the British 
government. 

At the request of the China field the Board author- 
ized the mission to engage certified auditors to audit 
their books annually. This is a very good step, tor 
it is in accord with the practice of having the treas- 
urer's books here in America audited annually by cer- 
tified auditors. This puts the handling of mission 
funds on a careful, businesslike basis as ,t should 

be 

The Board made arrangements whereby the Hershey 
Conference can expect to have good missionary ex- 
hibits and demonstrations the same as we have bad at 
the last two Conferences. 

One of the missionaries who has been unable tor a 
number of years to return to the field because of dl 
health proposed to the Board that he now take up 
some work to help make his living. The Board ex- 
pressed appreciation for his willingness to bear the 
load as much as he can himself, but gave mm to 
understand that the church stood back of him because 
of his vears of faithful service; and that we did not 
want him to further break down his health by under- 
taking too much. 

One of the great needs in the Africa field is an 
adequate supply of good literature. The Board made 
a small appropriation of $50 to aid an undenomina- 
tional committee with the work of supplying such 
literature. This will be an excellent gift for some 
one to make in behalf of Africa. 

\ two-day conference of Board members and mis- 
sionaries was provided for in connection with the 
Hershey Conference. This conference will take up the 
problems of the devotional life, the church on the mis- 
sion field, the use of the missionary's time on fur- 
lough, and many other problems that need to be fully 
understood bv missionaries and Board members alike. 
It is hoped that it will be an occasion for many heart- 
to-heart conferences. As the deputation expects to be 
home from the field by Conference time, they will 
have much they wish to say to the missionaries who 
will be on furlough. 

The India field proposed a reductios in their expend- 
itures. They gave two reasons for this: first, that 
they felt it would be wise to reduce and carry on 
a program of work more in accord with what the 
native Indian church will be able to do eventually 
without the aid of foreign help ; second, the Board's 
continual shortage of funds. 

The Board in reply to this proposal from the India 
field expressed whole-hearted accord in the reduction 
of the budget, if thereby we could help build the 
Indian church life more in accord with what the Indian 
church could carry on. On the other hand, the Board 
felt that the home church was not so seriously embar- 
rassed financially in its mission work that there was 
any need for them to cut down their program of work. 
The Board asked the secretary to reply to the field that 
the missionaries were sent out to promote the work 
which Christ bids them do and felt that they should 
carry on without reduction in his program. 



* good brother in America contributed over $1,000 
,,/help build a small village church in.one o our fields 
An expression of appreciation was given, this broth , 
Our Africa mission work is greatly hindered we 
fed bv the limitations placed on the geographical 
expansion of our work. At the present time we are 
limited by the government to a very small area, the 
British Government seems very slow in granting per- 
nio,, to work in a larger area because o Moslem 
opposition. It has been the smcere hope of the Boa 
„", permission to work to the northwest would be 
granted soon. This has not yet been given. The 
tending of new workers to Africa seems to be some- 
what dependent upon receiving such favorable ac- 
tion from the government. It should be a matter of 
prayer on the part of all those who care for our 
African brothers. _ . . 

Directors for the Greene County Mission in Virginia 
were appointed, namely, Sister Leland Moomaw to 
succeed Sister J. C. Myers, and Bro. H. C. Early for 
another term. 

The Board made grants totaling nearly $7.00U tor 
home mission work to a number of Districts as follows . 
Canada. Oklahoma, Southeastern Kansas, First Vir- 
ginia. Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, Southern Iowa, 
Southern Virginia, Florida and Georgia. 

The Board approved the policy that applications for 
home mission grants from District Boards should 
be submitted to our April meeting. This is an im- 
portant policy for it will permit the Board, to face the 
needs on the home fields at one time, and to use the 
money available in accordance with complete mtor- 
mation from the whole Brotherhood. This is hard to 
do when requests come. in at so many different times 
of the year. . . 

A new plan of cooperation for home mission work 
in Virginia has been arranged by which the District 
Boards will pool their interests. This is a most im- 
portant step and should be taken by other Districts. It 
is advisable because some Districts are weak and un- 
able to do much for the many needy fields within their 
territorv. Others are strong and have comparatively 
few needs. By Districts joining together in the co- 
operative plan their financial strength can be pooled 
and the money used in the most needy part of their 
total territory. 

November was approved by the Board as home mis- 
sion month. In accordance with this plan the mission- 
ary appeals which will be made in November, 1927, will 
be for home missions. And the Visitor will be devoted 
more largely than ever before to presenting the situa- 
tions confronting various District Boards. 

Under the direction of the Home Mission Depart- 
ment plans were made to send evangelists into various 
territory. Bro. John R. Snyder will work for three 
months in Oklahoma. Bro. S. Z. Smith will give three 
or four months of his time. Under a plan approved 
sometime ago by the Council of Promotion two addi- 
tional evangelists are to be secured for special work. 
' An appropriation of $2,500 was made for summer 
pastoral work in 1928. The Student Volunteers in our 
colleges are active in raising funds for this particular 
purpose. 

Missionaries from three of our foreign fields were 
present at the meeting and the Board members received 
much good counsel from them. Nearly all the sessions 
of the Board are open to visitors and it would be a 
real pleasure to the members of. the church to go 
through a meeting with the Board and thus see the 
problems which are faced and met. Will you pray 
earnestly for the success of our great missionary in- 
terests? H - s - M - 



The Threefold Christ 



BY D. C. REBER 
3. As King 

That the Messiah of the Jews was to be a King is 
clearly foretold by prophecy. The Son of David was 
to occupy his father's throne, and the daughters of 
Jerusalem were to rejoice because "her King was 
coming." Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem de- 
scribed in Luke 19: 28-38 without the trappings and 



grandeur of earthly royalty was symbolical of an event 
when Christ will he acknowledged King by all tie 
hot celestial and terrestrial. The events of turnip 
scene will never be redacted on this earth, yet that one 
Lour I Jerusalem's acceptance of her King may be 
taken as a prophecy of the adoration whl* the e- 
deemed of every kindred and tribe shall pay bm. when 

thev cast their crowns at his feet. 

The kingly office of Christ as Redeemer will be 
assumed wlen he comes to earth the second time 
What is a king I A king is a man in the image of God 
who represents upon earth God himself and to whom 
God has given power and dominion to be exercised 
cording to the mind of God. Christ as Prophet 
e led the will of God to man; as Priest he recon- 
e man to God; as King, he will rule, protect and 
bless man. The priesthood stands for communion with 
God-that is, bringing the love of God to man and 
the worship and service of man to God. Melchizedek, 
kmg of Salem, was a type of Christ both in his _k.ng- 
5 and irr his priesthood. Paul in Heb. 7: 2 say, 
that Melchizedek signifies King of Righteousness and 
ICine of Peace. , . ... 

Daniel 2- 44 says: " In the days of those kings shall 
the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never 
be destroyed nor shall the sovereignty thereof be left 
to another people; but it shall break in pieces and con- 
sume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever. 

In Isaiah 9 : 7 we read: "Of the increase of hi 
government and peace, there shall be no end, upon the 
throne of David and upon his kingdom to order ,t 
and to establish it with judgment and with justice from 
henceforth even forever." 

Jeremiah 23: 5 says: " Behold, the days come saith 
Jehovah, that I will raise unto David a righteous branch 
and he shall reign as king and deal wisely and shall 
execute justice and righteousness in the land. 

Matt 25: 31 says: "When the Son of man shall 
come in his glory and all the angels with him, then 
shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. Matthew 
wrote the Gospel of Christ for the Hebrew nation and 
presents Christ's life as the King of the Jevvs. 

Christ's kingship was avowed by himself and ac- 
knowledged by his disciples and followers and by the 
wise men from the East at his birth. Pilate s inscrip- 
tion on Christ's cross was: " This is Jesus of Nazareth, 
the King of the Jews." 

The Kingdom of Heaven which Christ founded is 
unearthly in its origin. It had a supernatural begin- 
ning It is the result of eternal counsel founded by 
the Son of God and perpetuated by the Spirit of 
life Christ's Kingdom is not of this world. It is sym- 
bolized by a mystic stone cut out of a mountain with- 
out hands. It is a gift of God. Other kings have 
seized their power, but to the Son of man, dominion 
is given Christ does not conquer the world and world- 
ly kingdoms by force. His Kingdom spreads and is 
established through the influence of God's grace and 
providence on man. 

What is the nature of Christ's Kingdom? Compared 
with the pomp of worldly monarchies, it apparently is 
inglorious. Christ was of humble earthly origin, and 
his Kingdom came in obscurity. Christianity began 
in the manger at Bethlehem and in the upper room at 
Jerusalem. But it possesses God's glory and the beauty 
of holiness. It is a truly glorious Kingdom. 

Christ's Kingdom is spiritual and higher in character 
than the godless kingdoms of this world. It is char- 
acterized by gentleness, mercy and peace. The media- 
torial action of the Son of God is of the nature of a 
kingly rule. Christ came to save the world by ruling 
over it This rule or sovereignty is aggressive in its 
action not only over the souls of men in the church but 
also out of it, over the spirit world and even over the 
universe of matter. 

In Rev. 19: 11-16, we have a description of a holy 
war that is being waged on the earth with Christ's 
Kingdom against the forces of sin and evil. It. is a 
battle of the right against the wrong, of the true 
against the false, of the benevolent' against the selfish. 
The name of the chieftain is King of kings and Lord 
of lords. In the tremendous battles of this moral and 
spiritual warfare, the invisible armies of the hosts of 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



heaven are aiding Christ. The .nstrument of Omsts 
warfare is the sword of the Sp.nt wh.ch >s the Word 
J God. The issue of the conflict is the v.ctonous tri- 
umph of Christ and of the redeemed. To glonhed 
: n wiU he given the glorious honor to s.t down 
with Christ on his throne (Rev.3:21). When Ctarf 
enemies have heen made his footstool and deat the 
last enemy is destroyed, Christ's med.at.on w.11 no 
oge, be necessary. Then the church m.l.tant W.U 
hav become the church triumphant. Christ w. 1 re.gr. 
supreme over all and former. Then the kingdom of 
e w rld will have become the Kingdom of our Lord 
and his Christ who shall reign unto the ages ot the 

3g The kingship of Christ is the third and last phase of 
his mediatorship between man and his Maker Chr* 
first appeared as a Prophet. If man heard h.m, then he 
next appeared as Priest to win him away from s.n and 
effect his reconciliation with God. If man loves God 
and Christ and continues faithful until Chr.st comes 
the second time, then he will be glorified and re.gn with 
Chr S as his King in complete obedience to the chv.n 
will Sin will no longer exist. In .ts place w.H 
love, peace, joy, righteousness and eternal life. 
North Manchester, Jnd. 



turned they may be identified. The letter G may be 
put in the margin opposite the passages about God and 
the letter M opposite the passages about man. 



Other 



ideas may be checked by other letters or symbols. In 
this way, the passages on any given theme may be 

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Our Forward Movement 

Edited by J. W. Lear 



r of the Council of Promotion 




Making the Simultaneous Bible Reading 
Campaign Effective 

BY GLENN McRAE 

Is it possible for millions to read the Gospel of Luke 
during January and not one of them profit thereby 
M ny are sure to answer this question m the negative , 
to surely they will reason, out of a number so vast 
some read r is certain to catch a new glimpse of Jesus, 
' o find a deeper insight into his life, or to exper.ence 
some enduring inspiration. Some one w.11 cer.a.n.y 
benefit by the reading. 

This no doubt is true. And yet, unless precautions 
are taken, those who read Luke durmg January, a 
chapter a day, will with rare exceptions read mechan- 
caT nd perfunctorily. They will see and say word, 
but discover no new truth. They w.l turn pages 
but acquire no added apprec.at.ons. They w.11 report 
Chapters read, but will be unable to say anyth.ng about 
character developed. 

A chapter-a-day Bible reading campa.gn .s sure to 
be^ and mechanicai if nothing more is ^ one *an 
,„ ask that so many chapters be read. The average 
person-sitting downl do a certa.n quantity -of reading 
s likely only to visualize words. He w.U hnd-h.mseLt 
S Uo;Tng sentences, but not the though, a* of *em 
Such reading is worse than useless; ,t .s a 

""However a Bible reading campaign may be made 
ven. he P " . But if such is to be the case, the reade 
^ tllTmore than read and report the number^ 

romnel him to comprehend the mean.ng of the sen 
ences h reads. When such precaut.ons are taken 

L More discriminating appreciations of his grea 
° u md truths seen from ditterent 

^e^^^BibSing^^nt 

• S W S^b:t:tS- campaign —g 

XedT ^ thetends, the following suggest.ons 

are offered: 

For She Individual. 

Let the reader read with note book in band, or at 
Let tnc reao llnderscor i ng s and marginal no- 

■ le ast a pencil, so that underscor g ^ ^ 

tations may be made. Do not use a 
be marked. As you read, note Je,us dea ° 
bought out in the th,rd Gospel No *J*o ^ 

of man. Mark the passages so that as the 



Seventh-Day Adventists 

Some one recently called my attention to the activity 
of this group of believers. The party did so w.th such 
startling vehemence that I took occasion to look up a 
bit on the work they are doing. I must say I was as- 
tonished and therefore thought good to tell the readers 

'The' church in North America numbered in 1925 less 
than our own denomination, or 108.802 as compared 
to our 121,184. During the year 1925 their members 
gave for congregational expenses and miss.ons, home 
and foreign $11,095,347.31. while for the same year 
as nearly as our office can approximate o- member- 
ship gave for these same purposes $1,862,975.00. 

The amount of gifts to foreign missions alone for 
1925 for this church was $2,549,050.44 or an average 
gift of $23.43 per member. Our contr.but.on for 
the same purpose during the same year was $300,- 
086.88 or $2.48 per member. It will be seen by th.s 
comparison that the members of the Seventh-Day Ad- 
vent.st Church gave nearly ten times our amount for 
foreign missions and more than ten nnu-s what we did 
for all purposes. . 

The comparison touching missionaries sent to he 
foreign fields for that year is even more pathetic 
The,,- record shows that 172 workers were sen 
that year as over against our one. I realize that h 
comparison may not be quite fair since this particu a 
ear may have been much larger than the average for 
'them and ours much smaller than the average. 

The zeal and sacrifice manifested by this fraternity is 
Jelled by any other, unless it be the Moravian 
Brethren. We may not believe in some : o. _the.r doc 
trines nor sanction some of then" methods, but 
must admire their devotion to what they believe 

This statement from The Walclunan Magazine is 
most Interesting: « Seventh-Day Adventists are ^w 
carrying forward their work in 124 countr.es lhe.r 
den minational organization consists of eight great 
d Sd conferences, the North American, South 
American African, Australasian. European Inter 
A an Far Eastern and South Asia ; 60 union .con- 

ference organizations; 139 local conferences; and 180 
„ Son fields. Their active working force compr.se, ; 9 - 
30 evangelistic laborers, and 8,239 inst.tut.onal labor- 
ers a total of 17,469, or one active laborer fo, .every 14 
members, there being 250.988 Seventh-Day Adventists 
U the world. The larger part of this working staff 

, ide f America, there being but 7.512 workers m 
America while there are 9,957 outside this country 

""until 1874 did this body have workers outs 
America but since then their missionary zeal has been 
phZntnal. Starting w.th 1874 they have m 52 years 
nlaced (.240 missionaries in heathen fields From 
?920 to 1925, six years, they have sent out 1,086 m.s- 
sionaries or an average of 181 each year. 
S '°T d" all this requires both man power and money 
nower This denomination seems to have the conse 
cr ion which produces both. Whether ,t ,s wise or 
W ur 1 or not. the church requires of all applicants 
for oSm that they pledge a tithe of all income or 
h ministry of the church and offer.ngs bes.de for the 
" so ary enterprises of the church. Each member ,s 
"pressed with the solemn obligation of carrying the 
Gospel to the whole world so that Jesus may come 
Jain in this generation and that this task must he ac- 

rnmnlished by their own fraternity. 

Tus how permanent their work is, the writer has no 
wav of Lwing. The idea that Jesus will come durmg 
he time of this generation may be unwarranted, but one 
hng sure that, spurred on by this mighty impulse 
hey are making sacrifices that our church members as 

1 whole or even in very small par. have not been will- 
ine to make. 



To say that they are making these sacrifices and lay- 
in" these vast sums upon the altar because the church 
demands it cannot be correct. The membership evi- 
dently finds great joy in making these contritions ,n 
life and money or they would not keep ,t up. What ,s 
not done heartily and freely is soon omitted altogether^ 
for the one greedy of "filthy lucre' w.U soon find 
abundant reasons that will satisfy his own conscence 
in withholding his means. To be gotten ,nto a corner 
and forced to give or to be frightened by some alarmist 
until we shell out our means may work for a little 
while but that method cannot be charged against a 
people who for so long have kept at it and have also 
Lp? increasingly at it. A real devotion to the.r can 
and a real joy in prosecuting that cause .s the only 
reasonable conclusion. 

Yes these people have families the same as other 
people. They educate their children. They are l.v.ng 
i, the perilous times of depreciation. They have to 
Lie with the high cost of living and the cos to 
high living as the rest of us. In the face of all these 
handicaps these people find a way to turn over to the 
account of the Kingdom more than ten tunes what _ou 
people are willing to do. How do they do ,t? That 
is heir secret. Their secret is w.th the Lord. The 
Lord is willing to help us find the way to do as much 
more. They have learned the.r lesson at the foot of 
the cross and in the Garden of Gethsemane. Our Lord 
.meet each of us at these same places and teach us 
he lessons of denying self, taking up the cross and 
following him. It requires willingness on our part. 
■' Let there first be a willing mmd. 



The Welfare Board 



Bertha M 



Neher, Secretary 



Human Sacrifices in Tobacco Fires 

BY WILL H. BROWN 

Almost daily the papers report loss of life in fires 
started by careless smokers. The total runs into hun- 
dreds annually, according to statist.es gathered by 
insurance companies. 

Frederick Beverly Pearson, aged 30, tar to $2,000.- 
000 when 35 years of age, was burned to death >n a 
Chicago hotel, his clothing catch.ng fire from a c. - 
arette he was smoking, when he fell asleep ,n a cha.r. 
One of the most terrible deaths in recent tunes was 
that of Louis J. Ainsworth, of Cincinnati, Ohio, caused 
by falling from a window on the nineteenth floor ot a 
Chicago hotel. The man in the next room heard h.m 
Learning: - I am burning up." His door could ^ 
be readily opened, because it was locked. Lwdentl 
mis aking the window for tire door, he stepped out. 
n ,ng to the window until the flames from his room 
mela him to let go, dropping 250 feet to h.s 
h When the fire in his room was extmgu.shed 
he police found evidence that he had probably been 
smoking in bed. thus unintentionally setting the bed- 
dine on fire. 

Mrs D. Erickson, of Freeport, 111., forgot to empty 
he pipe when she put it in the pocket of her dress 
thus setting her clothing on fire, result.ng in death 
after terrible suffering. 

A man at Bay City, Calif., lit his P>pe by the s.de 
f his automobile while it was being refueled, causing 
explosion, setting fire to the auto, burning to dea h 
his little son. two and a half years of age. and o 
badly burning bis five-year-old daughter that she d.ed 
the next day The man himself was severely burned. 
And thus the ........... sacrifices to the god ol mcotme 

continue. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 1. 1927 




whirl, could ever have been possible to Israel a new 
irthirLernallife.acifeenshlpintbeK^don^ 

God membership in "an elect race, a royal pi .est 



The Prophets in Everyday Life 

BY ERNEST G. HOFF 

SSESSSEssr 

■' - . . 1 :- . ^n tVlP Mill 



, th eir rights. They have the grace of self-forgetfulness 

late life and of turning a night of sorrow into a day to 8 ^.^ ^ giye place t0 others. 

o It was this text which the Master chose as Ae tQ „ 00 d thmg 

basis"- his first sermon in ***<££ ^£ ^ people ar e ab.e to take tor rmnfcoff *» 
As the words of grace proceeded out ot Bis m ^ afe constan ,l y worrying 

tcxt received its highest fulfilment. But .t.s to pn« *\ ralth i e not purs „ing to w.se,t_co^se.Jhere 



of life and upholding righteousness and farth in God 

through the rule of to divine Prince of Peace In 
h entosiasm for the great future of his people we 
tolowed him as he caught the vision of world-wide 
ervLe as their mission; a service to be performed by 
„rrifire- a service which finds its real s.g- 
ST M -d in the Christian church 
whkh he established. There are many other lines of 
tough n which we might profitably follow the proph- 
* Isaiah, but for our present purpose this must be 
far concluding study. We will therefore choose two 
passages as the basis for this study, and then go on to 
another prophet. 

The first of these for our consideration is chapter 61. 
Although the tern, "servant" does not occur m this 
chapter yet the section has much in common with the 
•■servant" passages, and it will be seen that the 
J try outLeoliere in vv. 1-3 is practically identical 
with that of the servant in 42 : 1-9. We may therefor 
build upon the foundation of our previous study a 
this point. Note carefully the description of this 
ministry in vv. 1-3: "Jehovah hath anointed me to 
™ch good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to 
bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the 
captives, and the opening of the prison to them that 
are bound; to proclaim to year of Jehovah s favor^ 
and the day of the vengeance of our God; to comfort 
all that mourn; . . • to give unto them a garland o 
ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of 
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be 
called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah 
that he may be glorified." Note the distinctly personal 
terms of this ministry, "The Spirit of the Lord is 
upon me; because Jehovah hath anointed me to 
preach " The prophet seems to be feeling the burden 
and the power of this ministry himself. He indeed has 
glad tidings; tidings of release, joy and salvation; 
assurance that God himself may be relied upon to build 
a glorious- future out of the faltering and imperfect 
present. 

This glorious future is described further in v. 4 ff. 
It is pictured in terms of a renewed Israel in which 
the waste cities will be rebuilt, the toilsome labor will 
be done by foreigners, leaving Israel free to be a 
people of priests to Jehovah, and the wealth and honor 
of the world will pour into the nation. Jehovah will set 
things right, and will cause their honor and joy to 
outweigh greatly their former dishonor and sorrow 
< He will make an everlasting covenant with them, and 
all nations will know that they are the honored people 
of God. Note to beautiful figures of vv. 10-11, in 
which the ethical element is developed: " For he hath 
clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath 
covered me with the robe of righteousness." Read the 
following chapter for the enlargement of the picture. 
How truly to prophet feels and expresses the real 
ministry of a prophet of God in any age! The power 
of the Spirit of God rests upon him for the divinely 
appointed ministry of bringing salvation to the needy, 
of constructing a gbrioui future out of a waited, deio- 



i, 19- 19-25. Here we find one of to most beautiful 
mi l -onary challenges in the entire BibK The prop het 
visions a day in which the people of Egypt will cry 
nto Jehovah and seek his help. They wlU uild n 
altar there and will offer true worship to Jehovah^ 
God will deal with Egypt on the same principles by 
which he had dealt with Israel. When the hand of 
udgment is heavy upon them they wilL ca 1 upon 1 m 
Ld he will heal them. " In that day shall there be a 
hMiwav out of Egypt to Assyria, and to Assyrian 
SlI come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria 
and the Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrian . 
„ that dav Israel shall be a third with Egypt and with 
Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth; for that 
Jehovah of hosts hath blessed them, saying Blessed 
be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my 
hands, and Israel mine inheritance (vv. 23-25) 

The highway between Egypt and Assyria, the two 
leading nations of the world in Isaiah's day, teemed 
with commercial caravans, and frequently felt the 
measured tread of advancing armies. But the prophet 
had sufficient breadth of spirit and depth of insight to 
look forward to a day when this road would carry 
caravans of devout worshipers whose like faith in 
Jehovah and common experience of salvation at his 
hand had broken down the barriers of national pr.de 
and established a real international religious brother- 
hood. Add to this picture one more feature. Israel 
was located on the highway in the midst of these 
nations. And the prophet thus looks forward to a 
day when she will enter into her real spiritual mission 
and be a blessing in the midst of to earth. Her religion 
will be so vital and full of meaning that strangers, 
passing upon the highway, will catch its spirit and be 
attracted to the worship of Jehovah through this pass- 
ing touch with his people. _ _ 

There is certainly nothing narrow or provincial 
about this picture. Israel has never come to -a national 
realization of its meaning. It is alone to Christ and 
the Christian church that the heathen world has had to 
look for this spirit of brotherhood and missionary in- 
terest. And how often it has had to look in vain even 
to the Christian church ! 

To America this text carries a special message. We, 
like Israel, are situated on the highway of the nations. 
As the nations of the world pass by and come in touch 
with our life, will the vision of the prophet be realized? 
Is our religion a sufficiently vital element in our lives 
to dominate our contacts with others? Will it spread 
by contagion the knowledge of our God and the spirit 
of goodwill so that the barriers of the races and na- 
tions may be broken down and all as brothers join in 
the worship of a common Father? Is your religion 
deep enough and broad enough to stand this test? 
Chicago, III. , , ■ 



There 
aTsonTwho are 'so careful of'their ^ <°£ 
dit ion, so afraid of spending ^^fng on a 
of catching cold or getting tired that they Drrng 

--rw:Sr-:^^y better 

^0 man ever became a real scholar except by forget- 
ting seTf We cannot conceive of a ta***»* 
„/■ "How learned I am, how my store of knowledge s 
glowing." Such a man would never attain true s hola - 
fZ A man becomes a real scholar when he f o ge s 
S ht P seH in his quest for truth, when Jie «» » 
love with some subject. The record of a such men 
that they never had time or disposition to ask t tney 
ve e scholarly. They simply forgot themselv er mto it 
People become spiritually strong and healthy m a 
5i mna7 way. Wendell Phillips talked to to men wh 
» For-ot themselves into immortality. He said tnat 
Z inordinately ambitious men, the schemers he plac 
seekers were soon forgotten, while the el -forgetful 
are l,e d in grateful remembrance. That is ,ust where 
feus Tut the emphasis. " Whosoever will save his life 
S lose it, but'whosoever shall lose his life for my 
sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. _ 
Toronto, Canada. 



Forget Yourself 

BY ARCHER WALLACE 

One of the most striking passages in Paul's First 
Epistle to the Corinthians, is that one in which he 
writes that those led by the Spirit of God seek not 
their own (1 Cor. 13: 5). This seems an extraordinary 
statement. One could understand that a true Christian 
will not covet the things of others, but that he should 
' not seek his own, is difficult to understand. It is a 
characteristic of true Christians that they are not 
self-assertive. They are not continually insisting upon 



First and Second Thessalonians 

BY EZRA FLORY 

THE city of.Thessalonica (modern Thessaly) is in 
Europe no, far from Phi.ippi. The founding- the 
church is recorded in Acts 16 and 17. Paul visited to 
church afterward. 

These letters are probably the earliest letters of 
Paul still preserved. They were written about 53 A 
D while Paul was at Corinth, not long after leaving 
Thessalonica, and while Paul tarried some months at 
Corinth Paul had left Thessalonica very unwillingly 
aid desired to return (2: 17, 18). He made-severa 
attempts to return. When he reached Athens he sent 
Timothy back to see how the new converts were getting 
along. The report comforted Paul. The new converts 
were standing fast and endurmg persecution. They 
were continuing loyal to Christ, but were concerned 
lest those who loved Christ and had d.ed^were missing 
the glories of Christ's second advent. 

The first epistle is therefore devoted to thanksgiving 
for the brethren at Thessalonica and doctrinal teach- 
ings about the Second Coming of our Lord. The sec- 
ond letter devotes 1: 5-2: 17 to " The Great Day of 
Our Lord," in which the coming of the Lord will be a 
day of terrible retribution for unbelievers. 

Christ is mentioned about twenty-five times in the 
first letter. The first letter may be considered thus: 

1. The model Church— Ch. 1. 

2. The model Servant — Ch. 2. 

3. The model Brother— Ch. 3. 

4. The model walk— Chs. 4, 5. 

1. The second coming "of Christ and the believer's 
expectation — Ch. 1. 



Christ and the believer's 



Christ and the believer's 



The second coming of 

reward — Ch. 2. 

The second coming of 

sanctification — Ch. 3. ^ 

The second coming of Christ and the believers 

translation — Ch. 4. 

The second coming of Christ and the unbehev.ng 

world — Ch. 5. 

Elgin, III. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



1 



HOME AND FAMILY 



3 



The New Year 

BY B. F. M. SOURS 
thinking of the violets that spread the I. 



of 



VV 

And*, wild flowers that we gathered in *V«P™f ! 
We are dreaming of the splendors at the clos.ng of the 

Of 'the happiness to hear the robins sing. 
But the vibrant chords of gladness from us journeyed to 

For 'theTu'tumn blazed in splendor o'er the hills, 
And the birds migrated southward, and we are alone a, 

AnTthe roaring of the winter tempest chills. 
New Year, hail thee! past the splendor of the fields and 
butterflies, 
And the glory of the rainbows, and the dawn, 
Pasfwdd-roses. past the clovers, is a life that never dtes, 

Where the New Years, and forever, journey on. 
So we hail thee, thou reminder of the rapture that shall be 

When the aches and sorrows here are ever o er 
For the dawn in light celestial breaks on immortality 
When the New Year gleams upon the other shore. 



, with 



your posies and your jubilee 



Come then, New Yea 

and strong ,,, , 

Fire our hearts for toil and harvest, t.ll the ray 
Of December's fires shall ember in the sunset's glory song 
And the morrow is another New Year s Day. 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 



Caleb's Car 

BY ELIZABETH E. BLOUGH 

The Gideon class was discussing the question of in- 
creasing its membership. One member spoke o 
Martin Schultz, who was afflicted with rheumatism 
another referred to Henry Shippy, who was lame both 
hid been regular in attendance when they were able 
to g o If they could prevail upon Daniel Felty to jom 
the class, several of his friends might be persuaded to 
come Elias Crouse had said he would come when his 
corn was in, and he was ready for winter Caleb 
Griest listened to the talk half impattently, then he 
began : 

■• You men who have machines should use them on 
Sunday mornings. You could bring Martin Schu tz 
and Henry Shippy every Sunday, that would be be- 
ing each other's burdens and looktng out for the other 
Mow. Why not try straightforward busmess methods? 
I tell you, we are not doing our duty. Any organization 
expecting to get something for nothing ts doomed to 

fa " There is truth in that," said the teacher of the dass_ 
"Any association with incompetent and untrained 
management has some costly experiences. Thts is a 
practical age, we want successful class cooperation. 
Courtesy common sense, and common honesty are 
needed to make men see that we have here what they 

nee rtt Caleb had more to say: " The only class organi- 
zation that can live or make people happy, contented^ 
and loyal is one that holds its members by serv.ee- 
by doing for them things which they cannot do for 
themseWes alone. Perfection is never posstb e o 
class may be a very imperfect steering gear causing lots 
of Tost motion, but it does contrive to help keep the 

Ch " Thattunds as if you might be getting a machine, 
if you do we'll see how well you practice what you 
preach," said Caleb's best friend. But Caleb could not 

te .Ttninkw,do fee, the need of collective action 
Men still need Jesus Christ, an individual can go far 
^reshaping his life if he will trust to faith and cour- 
age and all the splendid innate powers of _ the : soul. 
But if he holds aloof from religion, from the church, 

^JTJS*. Caieb. then it will be outturn 
to see how many people you bring to church. Caleb 
Ignored this pleasantry for he had no mtenfon of 
buying an automobile 



On Wednesday evening of that week, when he came 
home Sabrina was mixing some dressing for the pud- 
ding She was a sweet-faced little woman. In her 
eyes was a helpless appealing gaze, as if she could not 
mix this as it should be no matter how hard she tried. 
But Caleb well knew that the dressing and the pudding 
as well as any other thing in her capable hands was 
sure to be made just right. He looked appreciatively at 
the supper table, then he watched his neighbor working 
over his machine. There is a pleasure in taking a 
machine apart and finding that the works are of the 
best. His neighbor's absorption interested Caleb. 
Perhaps after all- 
Caleb's best friend called after flipper. In the con- 
versation he said, " It is queer, Caleb, that you do not 
have a car, you are well-to-do." 

Sabrina answered him: "We don't want a car, 
come into our new sun-parlor. I'd rather put the 
money there than in a car." 

" This is fine, but why not have both?" 
Caleb replied. " If we ever get a car I shall take peo- 
ple driving who cannot get out of doors." 

If you have noticed how cars are bought, you will 
understand how it came about that a few days later. 
Caleb took lessons in driving a car. These lessons 
were a trial ; he managed to make the car go, to make 
it keep on going, and to stop it several times One 
day it stopped right on the car tracks, neither the 
motorman's language nor the interested bystanders 
remarks affected the car. Only after the chauffeur 
pulled a lever or two and shoved several buttons 
around, could they leave the track. 

Caleb enjoyed his car; he liked driving on a smooth 
hard road. One day he and his wife drove to the 
country where the road stretched before them On 
both sides were wide sweeping lawns, ornamental gates 
and blank expanses of wall. They were in a region of 
summer homes; they saw many imposing houses and 
meadows filled with expensive cattle. They slipped 
into a valley, trees met above the road, the gloom was 
hardly broken by stray silver patches and glimmers of 
light. " Oh I am so glad we have this car. exclaimed 
Sabrina. 

On Sunday morning, Caleb stopped for Martm 
Schultz and Henry Shippy; both enrolled in the class, 
and both were happy to be back in church once more. 
But Caleb was thinking of others, and a few Sundays 
later he brought four in his car. 

His friend said, reproachfully, " Caleb, you^ make 
us feel very selfish, you can't keep on doing this. 

But there he misjudged Caleb, the years have gone 
by and he has his route as he calls it. He looks f or- 
ward in bringing in the halt and the lame and the blind ; 
it is a fixed habit with him. And the class has doubled 
its membership largely through Caleb's efforts. 
Bedford, Pa. ~»~ ■ 



prayerfully seek knowledge of God and then faithfully 
follow his counsel, we wTIrTiot go wrong. 

We are standing on the threshold of 1927 and al- 
ready the universal "Happy New Year" has sur- 
charged the air. Deep down in our hearts let us 
see what we can do to make our New Year s wish 
come true. There are many ways in which we may up- 
hold the individual wish during the year. There is 
always the motive that prompts a kind act that brings 
a smile to the wan face, gives cheer to the sorrow laden 
heart and quickens the step of the disheartened and 
makes him look up and be glad. There is the widow 
with her small children, or the unfortunate man with 
a helpless family, each one tottering under a heavy 
burden How their whole being thrills with new hope 
as we hasten to their side and help carry the load. 
Our own lives are enriched by making our wish come 
true There is the story of the boy who helped the 
aged lady across the crowded street and that night she 
prayed for the boy and her prayer was heard. It we 
have keen enough vision we can see a rainbow arch 
bending over every life no matter how unpromising 
the day may be; it is only waiting a favorable at- 
mosphere to make it shine. Will we do our part m 
helping brush away the clouds and mist that the bow 
of promise may shine forth in its loveliness? We 
know that the same good spirit is over all and each 
individual is precious in his sight. Each one of us 
should live every day to the best of our ability, going 
forward as bravely and as hopefully as possible 
trusting in God, and that in him all is well. We should 
put resolutely out of mind the thing that so troubles 
us the sting, the disappointment, or whatever it may 
be- we should not mourn as without hope, but look 
for lovelier and higher things, and strive to help some- 
body each day. 

"Happy New Year! The gracious words 
On a million lips are lurking; 
A jubilee year, if for its joy 
A million hands were working. 



New Year's Wish 

BY IDA M. HELM 

It is easy to call with the voice, " A Happy New 
Year " We are so accustomed to this that we may do it 
without thinking. It is a kindly way of speaking to 
somebody. Of course, we want everybody to be happy 
and we resent the hint that we may not mean it. But 
there is the question : How far are we willing to go to 
make them happy? How about the person who is not 
in harmony with our ideas? It seems to me that even 
if we do not agree we can both go on being happy each 
in his separate way if necessary. Why should anybody 
be unhappy because somebody does not see things as 
he does' Why not say from the heart, A Happy 
New Year "? Happily, God has given us the promise 
'• If anv lack wisdom let him ask of God. who giveth 
to all men liberally and upbraideth not. and it shall be 

S^iven him." . ,. • , , u 

According to my opinion, we as md.vduals have no 
,-ight to coerce another into some pathway he does 
not wish to tread, nor force him to desert the path in 
whi ch he has chosen to walk. Injust.ce produces 
discord and engenders strife. To take a selfish stand 
in any matter is wrong; it is not conducive to the 
welfare of anyone, but if we honestly, earnestly and 



" Up to its gates expectant throngs 
With dear desires are pressing; 
The hand must speed, the feet be swift, 
To win the New Year's blessing." 

Ashland, Ohio. „^- 

Your Ally? 

BY GRACE HILEMAN MILLER 

•' And I would have you pay attention to the finer 
arts like music; indeed, I am afraid many of us m.ss 
much by not studying music more. It appeals to me 
that nothing leads us to think alike qu.te so readily 
as does music," Said the president of one of our col- 
leges at the opening exercises of the school year. 

And how very true that music leads a group to unity 
of thought as nothing else can do! If you do not be- 
lieve this, try playing soft reverent music in the midst 
of a group of primary children who are talking and 
laughing. I have seen them one by one take their seats 
and" fall into an attitude of worship all ready to begin 
Sunday-school. Try unifying juniors by singing: U 
Worship the King," "Lead on, O King Eternal, ^ 
'• For the Beauty of the Earth," " Stand up for Jesus, 
or if it be evening: " Day Is Dying in the West and 
just watch a restless bunch respond to the words and 
music and gradually fall into the attitude of worship 
and praise. Or in the home when everything is going 
wrong, and every one is upset, let some one begin play- 
in., cheerful music and note the effect. Or step into 
one of the midnight rescue missions in a *■«<** 
and as the chorister sings snatches of the good Ul 
hym ns our mothers lulled us to sleep with, note he 
tears run down the cheeks of hardened criminals Or 
watch the little child listen with rapt attention to the 
caroling of the birds in God's out of doors^ Again, 
watch fha. group of young people study the Christmas 
story or Easter story in the form of a cantata and note 
the impressions made on their hearts. 

Music moves the emotions of all ages; as a primary 
boy put it : " It makes you feel like doing what ,t says. 
Its power works where sermons are paralyzed. 
What a strong ally is music for the wtde-awake 
parent. 
La Vern9, Calif. 



AMONG THE CHURCHES 



Calendar for Sunday, January 2 



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* * * * 

Gains for the Kingdom 

T„ baptisms in .he German.own Cure,, Pa. 
S.«» baptisms in ,l.e SmitMork church Mo 

Thirteen additions to ...c Buchanan church. Mel, 
Si, baptisms in .he Calvary church. Kansas CtyKans 
Ei.M baptisms in the Sunniland Mission, Fla., Bro. L. 

L ';r;:^ r ;-r B ;:^hu,h. A ,,. C a„a,, 
-^^rr^chu,,,,,,,^,. 

, B. W.ke of Arcadia. Ind., evangelist. 

Ten baptisms in the Oak Grove church, Va, Bro. 
Bown.au of Boone Mill, Va.. evangehst. 

Fifty-five baptisms in .be Waynesboro church. Pa.. Bro. 
M Broucher of Greensburg, Pa„ evangehst. 

Seven baptisms in the Sweetwater Valley church, Ten,,. 
B" I- -Vcksou of --^■^turch, Ohio. 
Br ?rH.WroVBe^ n t 1 atohio, P eva„gelis. K 

iSrvTS^aiS 

of Milford, Ind., evangelist, and Sister tana ,. 
of Darlow, Kans., music director. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 1. 1927 

a b0„..vhiC.,,.,f00hs, Ob. c . s |Mking for 

The Elli.on church of North j |icxt 

^^^^-Secretary. 

God's people is earnestly desired. 

doc.ors have hopes of his -«.«*• ^^ .„ 

Prof. O. G. D.v.s of Bethany com( , 

for a friendly chat a few days ag o. B ^ > of 

from Southern Ohio where he had » * ,. mi My 

le c,„res among the enure hes . H. a - .^ ^ 
„,,c folks down « ere, b a httle ^ ^ goQ 

to scatter out a little. y ° . it Br0 . Davis and 

, iv e lecture or two ,„ *£*$*£* „„ you. 

»" '*" "" Ct " Cr " e ™: Pin ; T ;<-.. here Dec. 1 and 

"The plan i» "> S° to P ™ l '°? . co „ference with all 

„ rcparc reports and «£*£ ^ ^g Ting Dee. 10 

^;;„ H *;t? Sr.whrg Nov. 2, from Shou Vang. 
China. 



Will you ska 



Our Evangelists 

. burden which these labor 
-,y lor the sueecsi ol .he 



Will yo 



;ctings? 



A New Year's Creed 
I would be true, for there are those who trust me; 
I would be pure, for there are those who care; 
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer, 
I would be brave, for there is much lo dare. 
I would be friend of all, the foe, the friendless; 
I would be giving and forget the gift; 
I W0 uld be humble, for I know my weakness; 
I would look up and laugh, and love, and bjt 



Bro. J. W. Rogers of Scbring. Fla., to begin Jan. 5 at 

B B~" wi c! Derrick of Sipesvillc, Pa., to begin Jan. 16 
in the Tyrone church, Pa. . 

Bro I. R. Beery of North Manchester, Ind., to begin 
Ian 9 in the West Goshen church, Ind. 

Bro W. B. Stover of Mount Morris, ID has agreed to 
under ake .he following itinerary of .he S«a,e to Wash- 
. rv a „ Inn 9-B- Chewelah, 13-15; Spokane, 16-30, 
Ortille F .' -6;' w!,i.'es.one, 9-13; Omak, 14-19; Wena, 
cn« 20-24; Seattle, Feb. 27 «o March 3; _Taco.ua 6-10 
Olympia, 13-17; Ajlune 20-24; Yakima, 27-31. Outlook, 
April 3-6; Sunnyside, 7-10. 

* * * ♦ 

Personal Mention 
Bro. Ralph G. Rarick begins next week four month. lot 
evangelistic work among the churches of Idaho and West- 
ern Montana. _ 

" Bro Jesae W. Wbifcre, pastor of the Fairv.ew church. 
Pa., has open da.es for two series of meetings between 
Jan. 1 and Sept. 1. Address him at Suuti.field, Pa., R. 1, 

fco S. Z. Sharp of Fruila, Colo., was ninety-one years 
of age Dee. 21 last and celebrated his birthday by sending 
us Ids Christmas greetings. Lets all wish h.m a Happy 
New Year and "many happy returns. 

Bro. Harlan J. Brook,, writing Nov. 23 from Vyara. 
India, put into his letter this bit of good news; Mrs. 
Brooks' operation in Ludhiana in October was a success 
and she is now rapidly regaining her usual good health. 

Bro G K S.tvedi was chosen elder of the Bulsar church, 
India.' at a recent council meeting. Bro. J. E. Wagoner 
notes (his in his latest letter, and then remarks: Ins 
is the first time in the history of our mission that this 
has come to pass." 

Bro W. N. Zobler, R. 3, Lancaster, Pa., was obliged to 
cancel several engagements for evangelistic meetings within 
the past year, on account of a severe attack of pneumonia 
following one of his meetings last winter. These disap- 
pointed congregations as well as others will be glad to 
learn that he is again in position to do a limited amount 
of this work. He would be available for one engagement 
between Feb. 1 and March 15. 

"At the entrance to the mission compound the citizens 
had arranged a large quantity of cannon crackers to go 
off on our arrival at that point. So this was an unusual 
demonstration of the town at the coming of two humble 
American citizens. In our embarrassment and awkward- 
ness it was difficult to behave wisely, but we did the best 
we could and we are here today and the town moves on. 
having forgotten us. So there is no use to he either 
worried or stuck up over such things." This interesting 
sidelight from one of Bro. Bonsack's China Idlers may 



wmmm 

notice which appeared in these column, S e wa sur 
prised and greatly pleased" and says further, 
them read over to me many tunes. . . ■ J- * 

Zy bless then,::: well as the welcome 'Gospel Mes- 
senger.'" *> ♦ & * 

Miscellaneous Items 

A church on, in low. recently received $1 000 from .he 
** , ,l op There are other cnurcnes. 

make such a gift. ... 

From Caned, comes this bit of news : "Our vdlag held 

an election for local option; the drys won th battl the 

° v rumen" control. Our brethren and ^" "' 
Took an active part in helping gain the [dry] v.ctory. 

Th, Brethren Aid Society of the Middle District near 
The Brethren A. J sj (<> ^^ 

^GoTe « ««r"f kindness and deeds of helpful- 
ness We strive to bring peace to the heart and peac 
"o he wodd." So we learn from .he December M.ddle 
District Message," Bro. H. M. Coppock. editor. 

The Home Mia.ion Department is sending out a circular 
,eue h r of greeting to uon-resideut members accompanied 
bv a New Year's Message prepared by Bro. J W. Lear 
The Department now has the names of one h« 
these isolated ones. A recent survey indicates Jtat thea 
are about ten thousand such members in the United States 

a "Th« a Eliz.beth.own College Bulletin for January is 
devoled to the interests of the Bible Institute to be held 
fan 16-23. .he general program for wh.cl. appears 

„ twelve. We heartily endorse the appeal to all 
,,Tr. mhtisters, vacation school and Sunday-school work- 
ers no, to miss .his opportunity for self-.mprovenien. and 

SP The a ,hird Ih^hho U .e to be erected on practically the 
same ground was dedicated a, Pyrmont, Ind., someweek' 
ago The second house was a total loss from fire Dec. 27 
lf 2 5 as some of our readers may remember. Regarding 
tespri shown a. .he dedication service our Pyrn.on 
correspondent wri.es: "A splendid response on he par 
of „„r members and others was manifested Since that 
lime all debts have been paid and wc are happy again 
in our new house of worship." 



. (or the new church at Claysburg, 
Dedication services for the new 

Pa., have been set for Sunday aft ■»"%*£* ££* us 
Bro. Chas. L. Cox informs £' T f ™£ on has been 
too late for our last is J'™ years a „ d is now 

worshiping ,n a rented all taj« J^ by 

rpCdMne; brick Trucure as we,, as in,., growth of 
the work which made this necessary. 

,.„ .„ w »„ Peace" is the title of an eight page 

^it^y he «^»*&f5: 

ship of Reconeil.at.on, 383 Bible Hon Mva , 

With some interesti .trying to rev, a new ■ ^ fa 

supremacy it would seem .uai 
redoubled activity upon the par, of lo ve, s o peac e 

ganizations and education is especially considered. 

it-^rtrt 1 ::,.. ,,, he changed, 

ne "r-F . unusual that i 

^„hot%futfap°r i ecia,e this book. !**.«-»* 

mmmm 

\- „f the Kingdom cannot afford to do without "c 
Wghes, Office Timagine there are thousands of minister 
^ ho apprec a e the Gish books who just neglect saying so. 
M present the Gish Fund Commit.ee is considering new 

111. * * '> * 



Mission Receipts for Friday, Dec. 24 

ral Mission Be 



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rVJU-report in these i 
Eaeh week the Omer«l « £■•»» » Curche.. Each .. 

oiffarcnt da, o the. *«"»,« Be ^^.^ ^^^ ga ,„ 8 

rr k£»-^"'»" d ~' "■ i926; 

Salem, Ohio. $5 for World-wide. 
Bolivar, Pa., $5 for World-wide. 
Osage, Kans., $3 for World-wide. 
F.irview, Pa., $75 for China Share. 
Oakley, 111, $20.52 for World-wide. 
Moscow, Va., $5 for Junior League. 
Fairview, Md., $18 for World-wide. 
Falfurrias, Tex., $6 for World-wide. • 
Kokomo, Ind., $23.95, for World-wide. 
Enders, Nebr, $12.18 for World-wide. 
Sheldon, Iowa, $10 for Africa Mission. 
Olathe Kans., $17.95 for Junior League. 
Barren Ridge, Va., $5 for World-wide. 
Salem, Iowa, $74.55 for Junior League. 
Harrisonburg, Va., $1 for World-Wide 
W Eel River, Ind, $15 for World-wide. 

Pleasant View, Md, $39 for World-Wide. 
New Carlisle, Ohio, $15 for Africa Mission. 
Cloverdale, Va, $11.57 for Junior League. 
Broadwater, Mo, $33.55 for Junior League. 
Monticello, Ind, $72.97 for Junior League. 
Franklin Grove, 111, $73 for Junior League. 
B..ver Creek, Ind., $52.15 for World-wide. 
Greenspring, Ohio, $11.30 for Junior League. 
Pleasant View, Va.. $40.10 for Junior League. 
Meadow Branch, Md, $46.46 for Emergency Fund. 
South Warren.burg, Mo, $20,16 for Junior League^ 
Luray Va, $26.50 for Ministerial and Missionary Relief. 
Nettle Creek, Ind., $5 for World-wide, $5 Home Missions. 
Salarnonie, Ind., $165.88 for World-wide, $33.26 for Junior 

L Upper Codorus, Pa, $18.80 for World-wide, $42 for Junior 

LC Minot. N. Dak, $12.50 for India Share, $23.52 for Emer- 

B Wood F Wr, (Baltimore,. Md, $10 for Africa Share, $50 
for India Share, $50 for China Share, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 



I, 1927 



AROUND THE WORLD 



a 



Wild Horses a Menace 

During the lean years in Wyoming horses running on 

t,° a, ges were hardly worth claiming, and ,n manycases 

he cobs in formerly gentle herds went undated and 

i l.A As a result Wyoming sheepmen and cattle 

the range. ~ 

Figures on Real Wages 
Real wages may be interpreted as what your dollars 
will buv It is well known that American laborers get 
; g h wages in dollars, but just how does the American 
laborer stand on the basis of what his dollars will buy? 
Mr M W Alexander, president of the National Industrial 
Conference Board, is the authority for the following corn- 
Mr" tve figures on real wages! "If we set the purchasing 
para.ivc ngu.ca Britain is only 

ocToYth llh^ee Sate^ Sweden f , and of France 
45 Germany and the others go down the line to below 
3a Canada's status would be represented °y he figure 
89 and Australia's by 78. The statistics are as of July 
1926 and the basis of information comes from the inter 
national labor organization at Geneva . 

The Passing of Ajax 
The grandest of the grand ships that steamed into the 
Battle of Jutland under the British flag but a few yea 
ago have been scrapped in accordance with the terms 
ofthe Washington naval treaty. Perhaps they would 
have been scrapped anyway, for - with the except o, o 
four battleships of the Iron Duke class, Great Britain. 
w time law has disappeared." With the A, ax (which 
os. ^.000.000) wen, also the Centurion, King George V 
J.h. Thunderer To replace these ships the Nelson and 
IneR^" of the „ r powerful J^-™^ 
iS-flie world, will go immediate y into service These new 
ships each carry nine sixteen inch guns in three turrets. 
I„ a. few vears these, too, will doubtless be obsolete. I 
half the sum. spent on armament could be spent on the 
promotion of international understanding what would the 
results be? 



A Chair of Peace 
Kiel University in Germany, an institution founded some 
two hundred and sixty years ago, has established a chair 
of peace with a view to promoting peace at home and 
abroad. The first to hold the chair is Dr. Walter Schuck- 
ing a judge of the Hague Court, one of the five German 
deUga.es at Versailles and naturally one of the world s 
g ate authorities on international law. The St Louis 
"Globe-Democrat," though not a pacifist publication in 
any sense of the word, is reported to have com-ented a 
follows on the circumstances and the idea of a char oi 
peac "Considering how many chairs of war have been 
Lg established and the number of tax-supported 
tutions devoted wholly to war's demands and how the 
rucous voice of the drill master is heard on the campu es 
of so many universities dedicated to the P™-™ ° 
civilian life, may there no. be an advantage n the estab 
lishment of this chair of peace? With a chair of tin, 
or, in institutions here and there, especially in conn 
that most profess devotion ,0 peace may not a b ranch 
of peace engineering be developed in time that will do 
more for the world than all the military engineering ever 
mastered? " 



f THE QUIET HOUR 

.. ,_. ,>.„ w„Klv nrvollor.nl Meeting Or tor 



(or the Week 



Seven Bishops on Spiritual Decline 

Seven bishops in the Methodist Episcopal Church and 
in behalf of all bishops of that communion, recently ar 
raigned the 5,000,000 members of the denomination for 

ofound and widespread spiritual decline. Amongst other 
things the bishops state that "property, pleasure, position 
and power have the preeminence in the lives of a map 
oi our Methodist people. . . . Preoccupation with 

a Divine Redeemer from every s,n, everywhere, both in 
individuals and organized groups." Prayer and evangel- 
ism are urged - as antidotes. If the Methodists are not 
what they ought to be .here are few others who can 
e themselves absolved from the b.igh, of spintua de- 
cline Christendom in general needs to pray the prayer 
of the publican, show the spirit of the Bereans and 
emulate the generosity of Zacchieus. 

Orville Wright on Flying 
Orville Wright was coinventor with his brother Wilbur 
of the airplane. And their first successful airplane took off 
from a bleak hillside near Dayton, Ohio, just twenty- 
hree years ago. It seems that chance played its part in 
' le development of the idea of a heavier than air machine, 
a it has done in .he case of many other great inventions. 
The Wright brothers, according to Orville, had been in- 
terested in gliders, and so one summer, and just for sport 
hey decided- to build a glide, But the book culled 
heorie. they had used in building their experimental 
Sine did not work. Yet the brothers were interested 
and continued to experiment and collect data of their 
own Ultimately the first successful airplane was bull, 
aid according to the inside story it was at least in part 
he outgrowth of an accidental interest in flying. In 
peed and possible usefulness the airplane has far exceeded 
he dreams of its inventors as they forecast its place less 
an a quarter of a century ago. Mr. Wright says that 
cy dreamed of traveling one hundred miles per hour 
„ an airplane, but already its speed has been increased 
from thirty to three hundred miles per hour. According 
to Mr. Wright, flying itself is not dangerous; the cine 
danger is lack of a suitable place to land, hence there 
should be emergency landing fields not more than twenty- 
five miles apart. 



Bells and More Bells 
More really truly bells .ban ever Poe heard when he wrote 
"The Bells" can now be heard by many Americans. This 
has all come about by an increasing interest in the car. I n- 
a more or less elaborate series of bells so finely « A»t 
wonderful music can be played upon them The origin 
of the carillon bell is an interesting story. Many centuries 
ago the Flemish people, then scattered over the so-called 
Wands which are now included in Western Belgium 
N hern France and Holland, erected the **»-«»« 
a measure of safety. Because of the flatness of the land, 
h 7had no other means of observing the surrounding 
country Once the towers were up, their builders turned 
o thoughts of utilizing them also for pleasure and worship 
Firs, one bell was installed and then a series of bells 
Friendly rivalry s.imula.ed neighboring towns and village * 
■■Then some one-his name has not been handed down to 
us-dUcovered a method of tuning the bells so tha they 
would not clash when rung in series. These bells dltte.ed 
horn the chimes and swinging bells of other countries » 
several particulars. Hung 'fixed,' .he bell clappers were 
ached bv wires to a keyboard where one person could 
operate ...em much as in playing .he piano. Swinging b ^ 
when placed in series, required several operator, to mampu 
la.e them. But the chief difference was in he t uning. 
The first carillon was brought to the United States in U-J 
I, d s e <he" a number have been installed or arc m proc- 
ess of installation. Perhaps the largest is one w ,h fifty 

the carillon tower much as if it were pouring on. of 
sky above 



Boldness 

Acts 4: 13 
For Week Beginning January 9 
SOME COUNTERFEITS 

Boldness is not noise. Boasters are usually good runners. 
Nor is it a cockiness which is always ready to fight. It is 
wiUing to be called cowardly if retreat best serves its cause 
(Malt. 12: 19; Isa. 53: 7; John 4: 1-3; Luke 4: 28-30). 
BOLDNESS AND INSIGHT 

Before one can be truly bold he must discern right and 
wrong clearly. Selfishness blurs and confuses the issue. We 
dare no. defend .be wrong nor oppose the right, though 
the wrong be pleasant and the right bitter to us personal- 
ly. Keep the issue clear (1 John 3: 7-10; Rev. 21: 27). 
THE GENTLENESS OF BOLDNESS 

The heart of boldness is love. Boldness which lacks love 
becomes rough and cruel. The Christian is bold when evil 
forces love to become stern. But love and tenderness are 
always the chief elements (Luke 22: 61 ; Matt. 2a : 14, etc.). 
PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL BOLDNESS 



nion-fti- rtiiw - - 

The highest type of boldness is moral and spiritual. Men 
shout its praises less, but God more. It is calmer, has more 
insight- it is less liable to selfishness, less cruel, more last- 
ing" Physical boldness often kills the enemy ; spiritual 
boldness converts him (Ma... 5: 43-47; Luke 6: 27; Rom. 

12: 14). 

DISCUSSION 

How does the praise of men work against the highest 
type of boldness? 

" Can a man be bold in the best sense if he is enlisted m an 
unworthy cause? Why? 

Can either love or boldness be at their best "hen^separ- 
ated ? ^ 

Quiet Hour Topics for 1927 

e republished for the convenience 
the list and s.iyc it lor reference 



More About Bible Reading 
Three weeks ago on this page reference was made to 

ESsr.rt3«£= 

popular and up to date book, it will not be it 
selling' novel of this or any other year. It will be . lie 
^although i, is more .ban eighteen ™-' « 
the ink was drv on its last pages. No other book can 
ompare with it in circula.ion. »>«*»£££ 

one- hundred and seven languages an d.ale . t . 

of its circulation, it would read eigh hundr 

The ends of the earth are asking tor it. ™" 

w e cir ula.ed las. year in China .ban m England and 

America combined. It is heartening te_ many On ,..,ans 

'° k "°: S thV ^rof 'God"' t'nefriantic ,0 
o°u 8r fin P rher°e f pr h o.o.m g der truth and more inspiring mes 

br^^^^^pherd, 



The Quiet Hour Topics for 1927 a: 
„l those wlio mar wish to d'P out 
during the year. 

For week beginning 
Jan. 2, Adversity, Heb. 12: » 
Jan. 9, Boldness, Acts 4: 13. 
Jan. 16, Anger. Eph. 4: 26. 
Jan. 21, Envy. 1 Cor. 13: 4. 
Jan 30. Death, Philpp. I: "-». 

Feb. 6, A Chosen People, 1 Peter 
2: 9. 

Feb. 13. Patience, Rom. 5: 1-S. 

Feb. 20. Praise, Rom. 2: 29. 

Feb 27. Unity. John 17: 20-26. 

Mar. 6. Thinking Humbly ol Our- 
selves. Rom. 12: 3. 

Mar. 13. Reading the Holy Scrip- 
tures. 2 Tim. 3: 16; Rom. IS: 4. 

Mar. 20. Obedience. 2 Cor 10: 3-6. 

Mar. 27, Friendship. John is- 

Apr V. Youth and Age. 2 Tim. 4- 
Apr. 10. Song. Eph. S: U-21. 
Apr. 17. Christ Ever Liveth, 1 

Apr.'a, The Draw-Net. Matt. 13: 

w 47 " 5 *!' rh, 1 -.borers in the Vine- 
May I. The Laborers >., 

yard. Matt. 20: 1-16- 

May 8. The Two Sons. Matt. 21- 



M?v J2 lS The Wicked Husband- 

m '„, Matt. 21: 33-44. 
May 22. The «»"«« "J "" 
- King's Son. Matt. 22- '-"* 
May 29, The Ten Virgins, Matt. 

25: 1-13. „ , 

T.me S The Blade. The Ear and 
' The Full Corn. Mark 4: 26-29. 
June 12. The Two Debtors, Luke 

June 19 The Friend at Midnight, 

Luke 11: 5-8. 
June 26. The Rich Fool. Luke 12. 

July 3, Loyalty, Rom. 13: 1-14. 
lulv 10. The Christian's PI 
~ It. S: 1-1 



July 17, Enduring Hardness. 2 

Tim. 2: 2-5. 
July 24. The Best. 1 Cor. 12: 31. 
July 31. The Coldeu Mean, 1 Cor. 

Au'g.V. The Spirit ol Love. John 

3: 16; 13: 34 and 35. 
Aug 14 Resisting Temptation. 

oi Others. Gal. 6: 1. 
Aug. 28. Selt-Den.al, John 12. 

Sept 4. Workers with God. Acts 

, P 5:4;lCor. 3: 9; 2 Co, 6:1 
Sept. 11, The Peace of God. 

Philpp. 4:7 
Sept. 18. The Tongue, Jas.6. 
Sept. 25. Secret Sins, John IS. 
19 and 20. „ . 

Oct 2, The Feeding of the Mul- 
titude. Matt. 14: 13-21- 
Oct. 9. Jesus Walks on the Lake. 

Matt. 14: 22-33. 
Oct. 16. Stilling the Storm. Matt. 
8: 23-27. .„. . 

Oct 23. Water Becomes Wine. 

John 2: 1-H- 
Oct 30, The Gerasene Demoniac, 

Matt. 18: 28 34. 
Nov. 6, Possessed of • Demon. 

Luke 4: 33-37. 
Nov. 13. The Daughter of Ike 
Syrophcenician Woman. Matt. 

NoV. M.^Th. Grace ot Gratitude. 

Luke 17: 11-19- 
Nov. 27, The Burden ot Sm, Eph. 

2: It* 13 - , T-.,, e 

Dec. 4. The Forerunner oi Jesus. 

Dec.'' 11. The" Mother ot Jesus. 
Luke 1: 46-55- 

Dec 18 The Meaning oi Christ- 
mas. Matt. 2. 

Dee. 25. A New Leaf. PbdPP- 
13-14. 



■ ■ In the blessed Book are to be found 

his perfect day. ncre is became good, and 

„,e living God; also how bad m n becan g^ ^ 

s^«:^ — ::- 

tta " t t A P rWord V Ttt" Wablrp^n^ha. S before 
lion of Gods Word, it is ._..:„ ,hat they JOB 

a„ the Evangelical churches of ^Amerjca ^^ 

united .y in a na..on-w de «*i to »u .__ ^ di ,,, 
^S'^CAa^ay in Aeti during February.' 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 1, 1927 



10 



European Ownership of Africa 

(Conlii"'" 1 Iron P»P " 

~— :'ssr— sts 

„ ent for their nat.ve land Even ^beto ^ 

Chris, Phoenicians and «*«VJ^£ £ Africans 

traded tor glass bea f J„ from time to time 
buried with the wearer. »». from ,,500 

i1ksc ?1 ass beads ma e JW"^ by , flood 
to 3.000 years ago. are du„ P came 

or landshde. Gold, peppers, | - ^ was Eng . 
from.Africainan earlier clay be a p h 

land on the gold ban Afac. tot one o ^ 

gold coins was named guinea after t P 
Africa from which the gold was taken b 
needed to wor, on *e^-n*e otsu£ _ 

These demands ot the ious at . 

ficient to lead the European naUons to any 
tempts at empire buikhng in Afn»* ^ . ^ 

The present occupation has to erning 

gration. The Union of South Africa, Wl 
"dominion like Canada, was a resul £«*£ in 1902 
Holland and England. In a wa wl cl end 
the Dutch -ttlers. known as B e s ,er ^ ^ ^ 
the English and since that date tne u 
part of the British Empire. m be suf . 

To take one country ^"Tre Europeans 
fieient to show the prme.pl by *e P^ 

,uade Afnca their own ™£a£llS** ^long the 
years ago trading posts had Been 

-r Di ru::i "-^adi; ^ *» 

traders and the natives. ^ ; 

treaties whereby they became dependent to British au 
nor ty The English were opposed to slavery and were 
^termined to wipe it out, and *eir treats a ™ d 
the stipulation that slavery should be abolished. By 
U ie year 1900 so much territory had come under con- 
ol'of the British through the Niger Company that 
t was f It unwise to continue the arrangement where- 
bytade and government were carried on by < .same 
organization. On Jan. 1. 1900. the mp^^ 
its charter and the administration of government has 
b en since that time through the Colonial Departmen 
o the British government. Nigeria has been declared 
" tLorate 8 While England was thus securing 
Nigeria, France and Germany were at work ,n a simi- 
,ar way in surrounding territories. A number of 
treaties had to be made therefore fixing the bound.™, 
between the English and the French and the German 
territories. There has been little armed resistance to 
tie English occupation. And where the British have 
found ft necessary to use force, they have justified he 
procedure to the civilized world by claiming that the 
opposing chiefs in every case were slave raiders and 
F1 6 . .. .... :...» -.,,] rioht development ot 



chief is continued in ofiice but his ^nnm, «» 

bolstered up by the En «W^^2 Q* 
and such inhumanities as save y ^ ^ 

often when a protectoiate has Wen 
ru ,er objects to the overlorclship * °^ £ had 
and some fighting may resu t T> e Fren ^ 

the most difficulty in this respect in ^ 

protectorates in North Africa The late w. 
Riffs is an outstanding example. 

The first obligation of this trusteeship . ««« 
, y belongs to the native ^J^jJZn^ 

as well as traoe. n. = :„ trn duction of trade 

f^o^rtondt^A^n. He will 
have brought a new obligation is 

eal dangers of the European presenc e in A r ca re 
th at greed and selfishness may aggrava the - c _. 
ri^^r^ol^agambeem. 

broiled in international conflict 
Gariida, Nigeria, Africa 




opposng chiets in every c«c >^.-. -.-- 

were restricting the just and right development of 

trade 



Many European nations exercise control in Africa 
through what are known as protectorates. A protectorate 
is usually established in the following manner: Europe- 
an enterprise will attempt to open trade in a certain part 
of Africa. The development of trade will benefit 
both natives and Europeans. The local government 
in that part of Africa may be too weak to keep such 
order and to furnish such safety as is necessary for 
the carrying on of trade. Slavery and to**)""? 
prevail As a result a certain European nation declares 
a protectorate over such a country and assumes con- 
trol of the government. In such instances the native 



BY C. D. BON'SACK 

All students of China are more or less familiar with 
Go« nor Yen Hsi Shan of the Shans, Province tn 
North China. He has been known as the* mode 
governor" among those of the eighteen provinces o 
China This title has been given him because of his 

years anu ci... o rrmrse many of his 

about forty-four years old. Of course, ma y 
more aggressive plans have been hindered by the pes 
ent m tary conditions. While he seems to have had 
£ Merest in securing any control of China, or any 
part of it, outside of. his own province, yet he has 
had to give much time to training an army to protec it 
ai^those from without who have already at empe 
tc ! ge t into this valuable ^£-£,£m 
watching it with an eagle eye. In the present 
between the north and the south he has taken no d - 
cod position; but those who know Chinese procedure 
feel he will join the winning side, if it ever seems that 
there is such a side ! 

All of our mission stations are within this governor s 
province He has done many things to encourage ou 
wTk and protect our workers He has made person 
rifts to each of our hospitals of $500. He keeps 
fvlry good repair a motor road between two of our 
s^a ions, S built by Red Cross support. He sen 
secretary to tell our workers to not go too near the 
border of his province on account of P-- « t 
He paid a bill of $2,000 for the care of his soldiers * 
Liao Chow last winter after the battle there. Of 
„ many of these things he should do anyhow, but 
in China and in the time of war there are many who , do 
not So the mission with the deputation fe t it might 
Z courteous to visit him and in the name of the tome 
church offer our thanks for his consideration and gifts 
TattLfu is the capita, of the Shans Province and 
therefore the home of the governor. It is a ,ty o 
about 150.000 and our miss on has a **" *? 
capital. While here the visit was ar range hrough 
Bro Ikenberry and Governor Yen's secretary, Mr. 
Wn« W 1 to meet him at 9 : 30 Thursday morn- 
bg Mr. Wang called at nine o'clock for us at he 
Ikenberry home. We secured rickshas and joined the 



-« ino r idet ^ieSnc;S- 

headquarters. Many soldiers wee ., 

where . We handed our car U ^ *". f ■ room . 

and were ushered into the pubta V 

More than an hou^-w--^ ^ 

reception room where tne g ^ fa the 

Here we were seated at a ^ta ^s* S ^ 

usual hospitable manner of ah Cta* 
other half hour as the governor w» erals 

inference with one -™ " f ° f ^tndtons in 

troduced by Mr. Wang. Seateo a d; our 

our pleasure for the oppose ex Ue g 

thanks and that of the church m Amei 

W attitude and cooperation **"£%* witb , 

hls particular acts in domg jo. He ^ ^ 

thoughtful earnestness which ^ V than 

Mr. Wang was that the mission ha* hdped 

be had by making better ^ ^ f hat lie most 

whi ch enabled him * ° \° '^ \ Christianity 

rn^^^srfhr would accept it sin- 

cerely - . , t„ ask his opinion on the anti- 

We then ventured to ask his °P , d 

christian movement and ^"O*™ Qd™ 
that he felt that neither the heart ^ 
we re anti-christian at a, but i J-«^ was 
and of the age in which we Jw .!**£ 
influenced by certain ^J^^ within 
and since there was no central „ ^ 

China herself these outburs^wer ^ the r . 

n"he: ZLSSSS- He replied 
people. We then as f or it was against 

^rnirrSSn^ytsf. government and 

^flTTfew more statements |M«£K£ 

W hich he spoke deeply we ventured . word on^ fl 

ject of Chinese politics ^ sugges ng ^that some . 

American friends thought he ""**??£ S Jo L he 

dent to lead China out of her present chaos. To 

replied that he had worries enough ^ng » P 

CrT^r^hThis eye and a decided 

report through the Messenger To show ; ^ 
interview was not only a p «s, o ^ 

part of the governor, he sent , e^ y fm 

r^d: ^^^^^' autograph in 

C WhTn the governor met us we were ««*«*££ 
simpl e and democratic attitude and ,pmt. He ^^m«l 

inxietv and uncertainty. mere w<i» 

most common in China. Uurmg ^ 

hfd been i^he presence of a very sincere man-one 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



who has a heart hunger for the best tang, o hf and 
who has a high regard for Chr,st,an,ty and its power 
We were glad, too, for his expression on the present 
Nation in China. In his city we were infold tot 
he had been much interested m budding a Christ an 
church, but was much disappointed m the poor 1 fe and 
spirit that some of the members manifested to each 
other and has since been studying the teachings 
of Confucius and Buddha, What a pity for the 
world and thousands of others like Governor Yen who 
have looked for that light in us that leads to God, tat 
have turned away because they found *.M H 
therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how 
great is that darkness " (Matt. 6 : 23) ! 
Show Yang, China. 

The Personnel of Our China Workers 

BY J. J- VODER 

It may seem to some very unnecessary to say anything 
on the personnel of our workers in China, thinking that 
they are all well known, but the writer in traveling among 
n churches in America has often found embarras S , ng ,g- 
norance on the part of many on just tins subject 

To begin with", we discover that just now one-third of 
the entire staff of workers is in America on furlough. 
These e shall merely name and pass on to 'he ones we 
find on the field. Those on furlough are Brother and 
Sister Frank Crumpacker and son Frantz, and daughter 
Hvenf Broker and' Sister Homer Bright and Esther an 
Calvin Brother and Sister Minor M. Myersand three 
• children-Wellington, Donald and Dons; Dr. Fred J- 
Wamp.er and wife Rebecca and little son, Freddy ,J£ 
Carl Coffman and daughter Mary and now Sister Lulu 
Ulom Coffman ; Brother and Sister O. C. Soll«ber,erand 
children-Fern, Howard and Elberta ; Brother and Sister 

perience and are therefore the more mis sed. Tl le ir re turn 
will be greatly appreciated by both the Chinese and the 

r ■ .^rt^rc The croup now at ring i "igi l " c 

Harlan W. Smith and three fine rather shy little girfc 
named respectively. Pauline, Helen and Dorothy make up 

and also serves as mission treasurer and business manager 
S ster Vaniman we are sorry to say has not been ,n good 
health for some months. We pray for her recovery scorn 
D D. L. and Martha Horning and daughter Miriam and 
happy little John make up the family number four For 
the pre en, Dr. Horning has charge of the medical and 
hosp aTwork here during Dr. Wamp.er's absence. Bro h- 

- ? ft^z^*^"-^ 

"te'st Urkers ft but a Tha y , is not keeping then, from doing 
their share. Bro. Brubaker joins Bro. Smith in "angel 
st work and Sister Brubaker directs very succ-rfnUy 

evangelistic work but more largely among the women in 
Ping Ting. Minerva Merger is perfectly happy with the 
Superintending their school. Mary E. Cl.ne teaches 

^Lt^hoftuP^bers eight adults and si* 
ch Idren. This station is about seventy miles south of Ping 
Ting and is seventy-five miles from the railroad but con 
nects by a good auto road. Here Brother and Sister IE. 
Obe hoLer and three children-Henry King Mane and 
Katherine-and Brother and Sister Raymond Flory and 
fhree Chi dr n-Ches,er, Rolland and Gladys, constitute the 
ami y members. Bro. Oberholtzer conducts ««»•»«■; 
tensive evangelistic work which takes him rem home f e 
„uen,ly for weeks. Bro. Flory is an agriculturist, help 
formers to more profitable crops, and so spreads the gospe 
of better farming and better living. The four single s,s ters 
are Laura Shock, who has the supervision of the g.ls 
school; Nettie M. Senger, who ,s out in the fa •away 
village carrying the Gospel to women; Emma Horning, 
who Ualsc. doing evangelistic work among women, work- 



ing in the town of Liao Chou and nearby villages and 
Myrtle Pollock, the nurse in charge of the hospital. These 
eight constitute the working staff of foreigners here at 

Thou'' Yang, the station on the railroad east of Ping 
Ting, has six adult workers and five children. Bro her 
and Sister Byron Flory and their three children-Verna 
Ruth Wendell Phillips, and baby Mirna Be.l-and Brother 
and Sister Walter J. Heisey and their two sons-Lowell 
Vernon and Wilber Lloyd-make up the fan,, y groups. 
Bo Flory is in educational work and Bro. Heisey is the 
evangelist The single sisters are Minneva Neher who 
directs the girls' school, and Grace Clapper the women 
evangelist. Sister Clapper, we are sorry ,0 note s , 
and under the doctor's care at Pmg Tmg. There* 
some medical work here very successfully earned on by a 
ChT, esc doctor and nurses. The building was put up by 
Chinese money. There is more self-support here than ,n 

"A,' WYuan work was opened about four years ago. 
Our present workers are Brother and Sister Ernes L. 
? t .nb."y and little son Ernes, Alva and daughter -O m 

Srs^thoughtlfafr^^^ 

^a^f-,s^o^andharr;op^ior Perhaps 
one hundred sixty thousand. One other -ember belong- 
ing to the China group we must not forget; she is i Si ter 
Ruth Ulerv who is now in the Language School at Peking. 
Sh is ,h latest member from America, the only appointee 
by the Board this year. We have by this tnne v,s,ted 

totals show forty-nine adults and forty-two ch.ldren, 
Th^^ members are enjoying good health and 
hope to help the missionaries -^e some o their many 

^ents^or^'Ud-eafst: Yang this 

„„ Mav the Lord bless all the " Messenger readers 

ZZSr lotao^with a blessed Christmas and a happy 

and prosperous New Year is our hearty wish. 



A prominent alumnus explained briefly why he sent his 
son to Bridgewater instead of many other places to which 
he might have gone. His reasons were : , he spin, of 
Bridgewater, the standing of the college, ,he personality 
of the faculty members, and the ideals for which the in- 
stitution stands. He closed by stating that instead of 
writing his check for $100 covering the five years, he 
Txpects to write his check for $100 for each of the five 

^"'number of others took part in the discussion of the 
evening. The meeting was most auspicious and hopeful. 

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 Daleville in 
1890 The present campaign looks forward to the cul- 
mination of a Semi-Centennial Jubilee in 1930, as a fitting 
celebration of the first fifty years of educational endeavor 
of the church in Virginia. Jno. S. Flory. 

Bridgewater, Va. 



VISITATION EVANGELISM 



Shou Yang, China 



CORRESPONDENCE |[ 



THE FINANCtAL CAMPAiGN OF BRIDGEWATER 
DALEVILLE COLLEGE 

The financial campaign for which the College has be 
q „iet,y getting ready ^"u"" EES 
^tUrr.rtnff^'ofDecAo.he campaign 

was d efimtelyt^«e p P ^ by ^ mcans 

"1 tt tunf *b': Idd P ed P ,o the permanent endowments 

"Tt Platof' the alumni campaign is that each member 
of the Committee of One Hundred will secure nine others 

a year tor a v p „„ ec , e d the Committee of One 

Thousand ""bus on, 'on to 'contribute a, leas, $125,000. 

Se other t£$D !' U *<>P.d '° " iK am ° n8 , the 'w 
f^rtoustnd alumni in sums of varying pensions 

The meeting in Staunton was an enthusiastic ont. o 
I A GarD. is chairman of the Committee of One Hundred. 
J He\« sided a, the bano.net and presented the vanou 
, r», w T Saneer, a member of the class 01 

^fitter Protect of Education and Dean of the College, 
!' President of the Virginia Medical College Richmon , 
Va., was one of the principal speakers. Bro Sanger « 
engaged in a similar campaign for funds for the M d.cal 
Cohegc which he explained briefly to those present. In 
about a y he with his organization has raised a sum o 
more than $2,000,000 for the Medical College and some of 
The methodised in their campaign are thought eminently 
aoolicable to our campaign at Bridgewater. 

President Paul H. Bowman stated that without any 
special effort ,0 raise funds thus far. but in the antic pa- 

r.i?rir,rr.rs;^:™r,£ 



The First church of Philadelphia has just closed a 
visitation evangelistic campaign, under the leadership of 
Dr A Earl Kcrnahan. We united with seven other churches 
in 'this campaign. Each pastor got as many laymen as 
possible to go out two by two to visit the homes which the 
pastors assigned to us. Our pastor had eight members which 
made four teams. The first week we met Sunday afternoon 
and each evening in one of the various churches for in- 
structions. The following Sunday all the workers gathered 
for their final instructions. Then they all went out on their 
mission of reclaiming those who once had made a pro- 
fession and belonged to the church, and to win those for 
Christ who never knew him. Each evening the workers 
gathered for lunch and then gave various reports of the 
work of .he previous evening. Then again all wen. out to 
win souls for the Kingdom. We only worked Sunday after- 
noon, Monday, Tues.lay and Wednesday evenings as Thurs- 
day ve held our love feast and commumon. This concluded 
our time. The result of our four visitations with four team. 
was twenty-seven. Some of these were received into the 
church on confession of faith and thus far thirteen have 
been baptized. The result of the entire campaign was 421 _ 

Visitation evangelism is in accordance with Jesus meth- 
ods. This is the way he worked. Jesus won h» followers 
by personal contact. His disciples and the early church ex 
tended the work of the Kingdom by personal interviews. 
The two objectives of this campaign were; first, tha those 
who are Christians should unite with the church of then- 
choice • and. second, to win for Christ those who are not 
Christians. It was surprising to find so many professing 
Christians drifting without a church home, and others who 
were counting the cost but waiting for some one to he p 
then,. It was a wonderful experience for those engaged in 

"' expecting Bro. M. J. Brougher of Greensburg £ 
conduct our coming revival beginning Jan. 9 We are plan 
ning to effect an organization to be called The Personal 
Workers' League" to continue this work and are praying 
for a great harvest during our coming revival. 
Philadelphia. Pa. Mrs. Wm. H. B. Schnell. 



GOOD NEWS 

When I hear something good I am eager to tell, it to 

others I am anxious to .ell the readers of the " Messen- 

^:,^=« S 

•'• w :-wo,Xi^hyrpfo^eBro r rht ; od 

n7« get he inflation .hey should have of .h,s coun 
^pfritual needs. A few years ago Br. £ R; ££ 
Home Mission Secretary of the General 

deeply concerned about tins matter ^ 

We, who have been in h.s eountry 
have become acquainted with condit ons. think 

he a grea. help if ^^^ a nd s"r up the pure 
through here once or tw « a ye ^ 

minds of our young people (for tnej -a . ^ 

and middle aged with very fev ol. peop le 
country). I think >°V7l DisU Some may object 

among our young people of th °' s, " ct but is lhis „„, 

,„ this movement because of the expen . ^ 

^-rfat^l^r^rhj o Suppose ah a mem- 

(Continued on F»»« i*> 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 1 



1927 



12 



Making the Simultaneous Bible Reading 
Campaign Effective 

(Continued from Page » 

, r a Then as it will take but twenty-four 
tidily found Ttav o£ a there 

days ,o read Luk a t t he a o ^P wfay ^ 

will be seven days Lett tor ^^ Qn 

read the passages on God at one *«■ note 

j tl„. other themes marked. " K ) 

,, 5 d t „e rich, and *•£*/£ ^ therein . 
in which Jesus had IP"** d the cir . 

Check the occasions when J**W .^ the 

eumstances ca mg fo*ta P- ^ ^ ^ 
reading time of the kf.«*f > these things 

ter's attitude and teachings in regard 

-^r^-or^ifoneofthe 

r^madt^thXerican Standard Version. 
For f/if Church. 

he invited in for a series of lectures on Luke. 

The choir might sing within the month the four 
Jat anthems Nunc Dimittis, The Magnificat, Bene- 
££. and Gloria Excelsis, all of which are take, 
on Luke's account. These might be preceded by 
dmg of the Scriptures upon which they are based 
and a telling of the story of how the anthem came to 
be written. 
For the Young People. 

Special effort should be made to enlist the young 
peopTe in the reading campaign Ask them to enhst 
heir own group in the reading. It is possible for them 
to make a special contribution to the total campaign. 
A portion of the Sunday evening discuss.on or young 
people's meeting may well be set aside for a consider- 
ation of the third Gospel. Let favorite passages be 
read or quoted. The high points of the past, weeks 
reading may be noted. Some leader may open up and 
direct a discussion of certain questions raised by the 
reading. A feature that would prove of interest o 
the whole church and one which would wonderfully 
benefit the participants would be to have the young 
people compete in the writing of a series of essays on 
the Gospel of Luke. Three or four series on as many 
different subjects may well be written. Let the winner 
read the prize essay to the congregation on a Sunday 
evening. There may be used such subjects as the 
following- The Author of the Third Gospel, Why the 
Third Gospel Was Written, The Passages Peculiar to 
Luke and Their Value, and My Favorite Passage 
from Luke and Why It Is My Favorite. Many other 
topics might be used. 

All the foregoing are but suggestive of what may be 
done to enliven and vitalize this reading campaign. Do 
not allow the campaign to degenerate into perfunc- 
tory reading and a mere reporting of chapters read. 
Make it an opportunity to develop great appreciations 
of Luke's classic interpretation of our Lord. 
Bethany, Nebr. 



that all of us will be able to 

l0ry services and communion a. Dah *™ . Bro . 

will soon have a district inst ate at ^.^ 

Blough, upon his return, wlta™ A „ „ lcse 

a. Vyara. Today we : beg . «* „ sllould 

are preparatory for the evar.8 ^ ^ „ a 

,be next two or three , ^ ^ ^.^ 



opened on Cha Hill "B . ; a V cry 

,.,l,cr. The mission star" , , 

i ,l*..r was sweeping '" no". u , 

,r. o...«. --cBwalter was s i b passed. 

,„, Seventh Street when- ■ JUJte f»« tock a „ d 

little ,o the Kiel » d "''■ X>. school and ll« 



in „,e nest two or three je- ---„"" 
Cno^^Car=£ rrrr -;- 
^«eU-X£U, r -~ 

^:irr^r^f a -« 

improving, but regret that our B ^ Wlgoner . 



They were real pidhcer, u 
April. 18 97 - a mission was 
supervision .1 Sister Buck 
peculiar manner. Sister Br 

tc.idcnccon WesI Seventh i Stree ana „ 

After going • "'«' vvaythc B turner, sch00l and k 

S ip, clothe,, as »he wanted to go w lio „i„ B the Utile 

asKCO #> d enough- Al.cr i ( d 

%Irt.S2 t!Sf .S ™ a^ra" nn^sehoo. there .^.U 
S' "a-"-"-, " 1 have been l-raynig £ *»■ J»£ „„,,<,;, 
took immediate step. to open he ■ - ,,„,„,,„, „ ,„„ «1 

o-her mission help era Jo » »> °« ^...chnol moved m Dec 25 
A new one was ercciiu >u , . u rf e rmtcnaent ior *"' 

f»». Si.ler BuekwaUer con, ... d » » ' ,„ cl „ to have_h.cn 

vSn/^^/SK^---^ 



CORRESPONDENCE [ 



LETTER FROM INDIA 

Last evening we bad the last service of the institute 
which was held at Bulsar for the supervisors and v.llage 
teachers of our entire Gujerat District. There were some 
thirty in attendance from the various stations and from the 
first meeting on Wednesday morning till the last one on 
last evening the interest was splendid. 

Since those attending are interested primarily in evan- 
gelistic work the theme of the meeting was appropriately 



better 

Bulsar, India. „,,-.., 

Elizabethan College has provided for £ e f ^^ 
southern Pennsylvania constancy J, P ^ ^^ 

"if- for Bible •«* f»-« u ^ h ^ "Wished twenty- 
Extension courses of Bible stuoj eastern Penn- 
f0l ,r hours of instruction at four ^ c s ,„ „ & 
S vlvania from September to Dec emben .^ 
to bc bcg „„ in the ^-»X also . Th« 
:a " Ua ; y Bi a ble i u m anuary affords rare privi.egel 
rins,"c!:on n :„d training .... .who can arrange^ 

;rris;^r^r s ^wrwi,h ,hose „ho 

Director of Religious Educatmn^n Jestern^ ^ ^^ 
will teach daily. Eld. t. B. no. morning 

on Sunday, Jan. 16, In the church n, tow, n .1 e n g 

a„d a, the "J*^^ sSer Anna M. Hutch,- 
the sermons on Sunday, Jan. "■ .,, ■ n . 

son, a furlonghed missionary from Chma, „m g 
struction on the subject of mission. S nee h, p- P.^ 
wX:^ar;orT;w;^:ourL conference at 

^e-fouowi^'d^rTCam will run from Monday, 
Jan. 17, to Friday, Jan. 21 : 
8:40 A.M., Chapel Devotions. 

9:00 A.M., Studies in Christian Wo"h,p.-E_B Hoff. 
10 : 00 A. M„ Studies in the Parables of Jesus.-* H. M. k 
11:00 A.M., Studies in Christian Educat,on.-W. J. Hamil 
ton. 
1 : 30 P. M., Problems 

Hutchison. ' i? M Miller 

2 00 P.M., Studies in the Lord's P«y"-" R - H ' 
2-30 P M Great Bible Doctrines.-E. B. Holt. 
3-00 P M Group Conferences: Problems of the Muuster 
-Led by E. B Hoff. Problems of the Church School 
Worker.-Led by W. J. Hamilton. 
Evening Programs 
7 00 P.M., Monday and Wednesday: Missions and Our 

Young People— Anna M. Hutchison. - 

7.00 PM., Tuesday and Thursday: Arch*olog,cal Evi- 
dences of the Biblc.-E., B. Hoff. ,,...• 
7:45 P.M., Monday and Thursday: The Ar, of Christian 

8 :Mp n M:Fr"ay-Spe r cial: Lec,ure.-D, Car, Wallace 
Petty, 
Saturday, Jan. 22, will be a day of special PW-; 
Sunday-school at 9:00 A. M.; Educational at 2 . 00 P. M. . 
Young People at 7:30 P. M. At 6:30 P. M. an enthu-- 
siastic contest in Simple Life Essays will take place. Four 
Sunday-school pupils of Eastern Pennsylvania, none of 
them having had more than a high school education W.1 
deliver essays or orations. This work ,s under the duec 
"ion of the District Welfare Board, F. S. .Carper, Palmyra 
Pa. chairman. The Au.i-tobacco Essay Contest last 
vear was very profitable and was highly commended by 
he Secretary of the World's Sunday School Association, 
W G Landes, who was then visiting the college. On 
Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2:00 P. M„ the great missionary meet- 
ing of the Institute will convene. 

Those desiring meals and lodging at the *« 
town should arrange for these matters early Room I and 
tuition will be free. Board will be furnished at th rty 
five cents per meal or *S.0O for eight days. Address J. Z. 
Herr Business Manager, Elizabethtown College, Ehzabe.h- 
town, Pa., for definite information. Martha Martm. 

Elizabethtown, Pa. 



„. 'from ^"foUowing 'ohureUe» gathered t. 
Lord. Two hundred guests ire. hurc i, „| Los Anfch 

gSS A"-.. -M ™»"" VS,t*i: Many • 
c,„„ra,„IntIons that arnvel J« ' «. , „, d in apprecal.o. 

"JS. bronph, gold coins ,n ok en MU ' « „, wllic „ ,„ey had 
Ii :h,ir church Kttal.--= ";« "S^,., ch::r=h pr="ntcd well 



Ol L.OS nuB«K"> ---- 

, son, Paul BuekwaUer. 
i telegram of love : 



r many ye: 



tll ...embers fo 
Blled purses. „„ aJO a „d is unable 

Bro. BuekwaUer suffered J stroKe lorn cons ide,ing ihc.r ad- 

to „a,k. Aside 'r-'»'iJ*,:^„.. Bro. Buck- to ■ 
vanced age. They alien Icn.ircn , tnJ no „c en- 

carried (rom hi. automobile ., » = hUf ,, „« „,|c o 

joy . the service, more an Ue W^ „, ,„ „, h , ago. to ,»« 
SffSSft B-berV Sister Buckw.Uer: 
Angeles, Calif. 



tclla Wolfe, 



Notes From Our Correspondents 



CALIFORNIA 

s M. Studebaker eamc t< 



China 



Missions.— Anna M. 



GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 
i'^T^er-B^wf ^^Xeople^in reniember 

gation. They left 1 . nn> ■ wm« : deacon's ofticc by 

foster daughter. Brn. Buckwai er «.ia m 
the First church of Los Angeles. 



church Nov. 21 and 

S=«K-^«f i"^Vvl""phS =? inlerc.'u™^ ' 
our roung people rendered a very Jfw yo „„ B ,„,, 

„,„, We arc certainly glad far lb a. :"' '„ Modesto, O.W., 

are"aking in these meetiugs.-Mrs. I. M- Kaumnan, 
Dec. 20. 

CANADA . ium 

Alph..-No,wi,bs,anding ,h« £*£'£ S^^ZSiSJ all- 

S J, J E.N?e".. »nd Bro. Culp of Arrowood Alt _ Tb n we ^ 
ofsmi.'sed far dinner which W. ha. hro. gl it » >b . 
hour social period we convened n ousme ^ h>s bem ,„ (or 

elder. Bro. David Hollinger. S.ite. ■ ,-^ R-^ ^^ '^^^ „ mew i, at bet- 

aained elder. T.u.e . ™£<%™ .^ScBlSSUu Baker, Alpha, 
deacon— J. L. Baker. ^. 

Sask., Dec. 18. condueled by the pa»»r, 

Bow Volley.-Our hree weeks re thc UK evc „. 

Bro. Leo H. Miller, closed Dec 6. with a » member, came 

i„g; about eighty ™'™"° -L, Fo" Send , -school boys were bap- 
tweniv miles 10 enjoy >he feasi. ™"" ,,„, ,, c , d ,„ election lor 
,i„d on Sunday evening. Dec 1 our v, lag ! c ^ ^.^ ,„ 
local option; ,he dry. won *c battle «» r |of (he „„, , w0 

thirty-nine. Arrow^ood can not sec ^^ |o „ undet 

years. Most all the ,own, aroun us 1UW > took „ „.. 

governmen, control. Onr brethreh and . - ^.^ meeti „ B N <, v . 
,ive part in helping gain th ""ori . fo „ Btllhilk „ 

27 officer, were elected tor th. com.nB let ^ ^ rf rf R[lig , ou , 

a, elder. Complying w,,h Bro L ra 1 ^ thc _ <]te and p „ „ 

Educalion ol five me ™^.'\™Vd Sdect the Sunday-school officer,, 
permanent members. This ''" ""!",,„ „„«, under the aoso.ee. 
Dec. 10 the first number oi the lyct"" c mu ,ieal concert by 

ol on, young people', f ^r'"^ "»f ""J ,.„„„■ Aid continue. 
!„ h ^, y o„ccTi«K'.!l-d"; :»£-»,. "a Fisher, Arrowood, 

Alta., Dec. 11. Harve.t-Thank.giving meet- 

lrrie.nn.-Nov. 7 we held our annual mrve ,„ A ,„r a 

to, with a goodly number present 1 , en,o, t hj ^ ^ 

splendid address by =^„%™TSdrf, ,be whole being sen, 
lil.ed lo winch am«"", ano.her ,10 „„„, „„,,„ the able 

,o the General Mission Board. ""' ,„,„!,! ,„ allendance and 

leadership ol Sister Mae Gump has he.n s, .,e ^ ^.^ 

!„,„..,. <he general average attendi in c lor t» cho>m . 

103. Nov. 27 we met in councd TBI Ml w « .. sthl>ol ■ „ p „. 

Elder. E. H Wagoner; el.rk Bro. D R^Bea r ^^ „„,„„.. 

sssaJKf^T^ "■ ^"°"' ""»""• A,,a '' Dec ' 

COLORADO toKd 

H.»tun church met in wundl 1 Dei. «• ^"^^S/'on.cntion 
and plans formulated for be comma Mj ^ and 

was held a, Haxlun Dee. 12. The young ^ aUdii)r 

■ ,u.t were held Saturday evening and a ba ^^ ^^ 

meeting Sunday. C. E. Cm, ™™ , ,J?* u i" 1 " at things have been 
assisted with the meetings. ". cooperation aroused 

accomplished by these meeting, and a sp r.t o coop The 

by hrtoBin, the different ?e—K°™ "JS be given Dee. ■ 
young people, and children J ""»"» "„,»„•„ which will be given 
|tdly%S: g .-Tb"eLa S 'iHr, 8 H.,,un, Colo., Dee. 13. 

IDAHO 

, bu.iness meeting Dec. 3. This bemg the 

, for church and Sunday-school K ^ be dec, ed 

following were chosen: Elder C A. WU 

Keiin; Sunday-school superintendent, Bro. 

sscngcr" agent. Sister Georgia Oswalt; corre- 

,'er £ D Goodman Member, were eho.cn on ttefi- 

,„ ministerial committee. Two leU.rs o. niemh.rsb.p^were 

—Mrs W H Keim, Nampa, Idaho. Dec. H. i(J 

Wmeh.., CT .-0„r church has no. had a repor, ie , the ««««? 
fo, some time, but the church and Smuhj school . 
along. Our Tl»nk.B.y,ng offer.", was *17.«. W< J ^ raiiiJ 

Nov. 27-a good spiritual leas t O. « rf , ,„ b1e . We 

weather only tw. »•»-•» "-™ 1 , ! -^ " ""„,„. The Sunday-school 
preparing". pVg C ,"„; for SS.as-Amand, E. Flory. Winchester, 
Idaho, Dee. 14. ^ ILL1NO IS 

Shcnrnon church met in council Dee 12 with Bro. C. t Delp ju. 
ir S 'f Ch re\«r- W °E S M°cN;». S nd.: ..'cbool "superintend..,,: 

r,ir u wri'r, c "p,.md,,g B ':, c,, chM;;ma s , "iJX.^.. «»™ 

onehig was S» On Golden Rule Sunday an offermg ol &1.U " 
HIM for Hn Nc,r EaS, Relief. We are looking forward to a pro. 



Nampa 



Harps; 

J- c. 



clerk, 



THE- GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



13 



church 



peron, year i, Su-d., school -1 ■"»«" »or k .-Wn.. Fi.rltell 
Shannon, 111., Dec .4. , ND1ANA 

V i, „. ( in council Dec. 17 with Br~ 

rfw^-.choo, •f«»'«? hu S d (^'^. ,0 SSJ. Oct. a 

letters oi Brother and Sister 1»«™ A- campaign conducted by 
marked the close ol •» !M«™«« ,' ™ " Ind Sister AUie Martin, 
Bro. David Hummer o North M J™"^'^^, ,he entire meeting, 
our song leader, had charge ol 'J* "JJj^Jj Myers, Hartford City. 
contributing much to its sucees . 
hid., Dec. 20. , rec , rKa ntzed [or the 

Bnch Creek chinch »«££•£ ID. U-d^ ^ ^ 
coming year. Bro U. L. »""; ; " correspondent and " Messenger 
Church clerk is Bro- A. C. FriuOy e superintendent 

agent, rheb. IWl "bS The Mi..iona,y Band ol Nortl 
prayer meeting lea, er V, , Mt V Tbc ,„„, ,, 

«»". rf '" , " 1 r;,r„ ."*i ! «* E - T « leh M °° rel » , " i ' - In " 

inspiration to an m 



Aid Society and community l»™.shed the _ » u °°" ? rf , he „, oc i„, 

were taken out o( our Aid treasury * * « ,„ „ ilVl ,„, 

members ol the community with tlur ," ' '. Dec 15. 
,o our Society.-Eva Fralin. Summerhckl, Kan... Dec. .=. 

L i „.. ... council Dec. It- with Eld. J- =-■ 
Wn.hington Creek church met » c ° , a community 

Shed, presiding. The committee de. ,„ ,„„,,,. 

sale. The ministerial committee is continuing ti (Iering 

a pastor. Reports ol various torn."", 
ivas taken.— Florence 



Roanoke church 
siding. The treasurer rt 
Thanksgiving ollering wa 
a cash balance ol S71.M. 
proceeds ol which go to a loc 
lor Texas and Louisiana wa 
Meeting at Ft. Worth 



various cu, „■,>■.» — 
Kingcry, Ovcrbrook. kans 

LOUISIANA 

:t Dec. 4 in council 



ntcd 
$54.87 
Th 



pith Bro. J. F. Hoke pre 
balance on hand of SMS. Our 
The Sisters' Aid Society reported 
s.sters arc selling fancy work, the 
1 orphans' home. The District Meeting 
granted to Roanoke at the Distric 
■ church set tbc date lor Di.tnci 



■ I nee 11 with Eld. J. H. Sehrock 

Ccda, Creek church met ; m coun '■<>"■ ,,,„ with us, both 

presiding. Bro. Christian "j""**'"^, ,„, the coming year 

were 3 j£ft ,4l.ow.f iT Gerry G"^" fiST^E 
^rmSndcnt; Sister Eme Gump elerk^Sis^AUa U 

St aS, rem^iof ^r fhe^onday mo ,«- -£ 
lormer gave us a very ^^X^ had charge of the 
went on to the Cedar Lake cnuri... giving a series of 

illustrated sermons which are very i ^.^ Thc 

next one will be given on SundM even, b e moy£d by large 

Birth of Christ. These are being a. end d J-l^ ^^ 

crowds. The, Protestant chu^c of Garret ^.^ 

including Cedar, are nn.tmg in weekly un V atudyiog , 

,lay evening of each week we hold ou r p« j ^ aUend d 

Roman,, These as well as t heS nda> ^ Uje , . 
Our pastor and wue arc working >« 
and upbuilding of the 



Meeting as tl 
reported that 
Rosepine ^ , o^ 
to conduct '. 
District this 



first Tuesday in August. 1927 
uc District Welfare Board, at 
26, engaged Sisters Florence Sell 
ilv Vacation Bible Schools tn 
ummer. Thc church decided 



J, B. Firestone 
e meeting held in 
5 and Vena l'etcrs 
c churches ot^ the 
have 



church.- 



Lawrcnce 



<*■) if. «— — -- 
nith. Garrett, Ind,. 



'..do., church me, in council »»»- Eld. .»■ Gg-J-; 

sid.ng. The Sunday-school was r rg.n ^ ^ „ 

superintendent. Bro. Goshorn was r Committees were 

.ear. thus endorsing hi. work of h past ,,„ ,,„„ 

appointed and work planned or the Biturtn ^ a , rcaJy „ 

planning ■».^»«E n he „e"pr,n g ,-Mr,: Lora Miller. »«, Ross. 
and more will be uom. 

Crip. »f"-»"'l'," S ' S S r i b J n ,I\ r %rogr.m > a, preseul Oor members 
We are busy with a Ctauttm" 1 ' ' ,,, , s Ma [„, another 

meeting was held Dec. 10. Bro Chas. » s , Btlva Mar „„ 

"car. Five letter, of membership were "™"™j Chri ,tian Workers' 
Las chosen" Messenger ••as..^B.O j C-O d N Us ^ ^ 

president. Our Sun.lay-seboo nftucr s|o>v , y ga „, ]ng ,„ 

soon. Bro. J. H. Gordon and \\ n m ^ ^.^^ B 

health; they are both able t a lui.d sc ukcn u|) „„ 

Ira Meyers * » f^T MisMeJ New I'aris, Ind-, Dec. 14. 
school work aga,n.-Mr, le ^^^ ^ ^ lhmgs 

North Liberty congregation has he n n mis , io „ lti „. gave us an 
Nov. 28 Brother and Sister ltom er Thanksgiving offer- 

idea of their Africa work. '" '"> , " : ^ ov . » Bro. D. G. Berkeh.le 
,„g of $53.48 for world-w.J e tuts , ,. n meeti „ BS , gi.ing u, sixteen 

of Bradford, Ohio, began our i It , M w erc inspired 

splendid sermons. """"*"?„■ council was held Tuesday even- 
to live closer to God. Our c,uarieri , h rf . ]„!,„ Marklcy 

i„ B . One member wa, chose, . on the I as to, I „ ^^ d , d 
was elected trustee; the clerk, M< I .^ ^.^ ^^ d „. 
ageotwere reelecie. 1. « «, "d M _ ^ ^ 

ing the winte,.— Maty Markiey. . H . 

Z. e-A-Wr held our quarterly council Dec. 11. 

Ogan, Creck.-We held o fo[ ^ „„,„,,,., 

Wright was P'c,™'- ^.iie,': Sunday-school superintends 



Mett 



?" ; t r r iSalMiS'Board' W. 'apPrcSateST'e'rToV.s 
t,'k h o i G Brr , L I H. ! 'Eby of North Master, .^our^se, 

Metta Kreidcr, North Manchester, inc.., m 
IOWA 
Cedar lUpid. church in cottnei. e.ee.ed^ffi ceri 

[or the coming year. 



iffcring 
nd earnest 



for next ye 
Lottie Shaw 
aggressive i 
Iowa, Dec. 



impaign 



• i have been received by 
Dea Moines .-Since our last «port wro attendance 

baptism. We bad a Homeconung c.n Ol« . -4 h ^ , (hat in the 

i„d a delightful time. The occasion was « well r^.^ ^ ^^ 
afternoon it was decided to make i » a bountifu i 

chcol and church services were ««^J ^ lt in sin gin B old 

dinner was served at noon. The afurno. w i jven 

;1 -»- T1 rSS"Mo;I™~ud»,» W „;reS r hy Bro. II Stover 
^i^afwe, r^eiS je we«pK ; ased e ,oh^emr ehher. Br .^ 

&?U?j£ - -f - SSKS on ?„^s"ve »d'^r 
We are planning a service for the chitoren on s- following 

ST! ^ p, Mr"An," t-LSTS. IS ! '»?■ dL "' 

Christmas.-Mrs. An D ^ 

0.c~» cl>»'f. m "'"rSo? had charge of the meeting. Cure., 
ivas not present Bro. B J. Has or ■ B rubakcr was 

officers were elected '»' »"" F ^ .,^ ,"' c h„rch clerk; Sister Emma 

SSS ;utVrkS.n. D oi' , ;ncSunTay-;chool.- M . E. Bash.,, Osceola, 

'^.r^uk church « - U e,;y P "uh"^,^d""" i ^rge h S 

Dee. H at the home ol D. F. = M "f h w 'S„evJl Wallerich, l«P«r- 

Sunday-school w.™re.rgan,red - tl. d Roo. (or ^^ .^ 

intendent. D. F. Shelly was < church rinauce committees, 

be,, were chose,, on the mission, r J» ■ ■$ . onJent and Edwin 

Vera Wonderliel. resigned H » ",'f' Btow „ w .i, reelected church 
Shelly was elected to fill ««*»*; ^ r ^ ^ mi , u . tion . We decided 
** „°3L.T at "Sm Sstif ridy as he "hoojhou^where^ 

M Wonderlich, Richland. Iowa, Dec. 14. 

KANSAS . cm 

ln dependen«.-D.c. 12 the g"»«^£ t™*,-"'*" 
both morning and evening. Bro. Hubert ,,„„„„„ B ro. S. A. 

o, ,hc Sunday-.ehoobd.lus par „ ^ |qo| ^ lh 

Maust preached an ablesermon , h c .,n put things 

hi. he.,,, There i. no God. H= p C,p «"^ lo ,,„„ „ become 

together but none but God can pu _ Wor k„ s ' M.etuig wa 

alive to prosper. In the eveomgine president, Bro. Herbert 

led by Bro. Ruiu, Daggett. He and tne p ^ ^^ 

Burroughs, both djd their part. mil. V ft ml ^ prc:]chl . d 

people take bold of the work. Alter . «d n a 80 mctimc 

n „ P I Caskev. a youog minisler woo mo 

gorom C IoL.i"c.,a'carso„..odepe„de„ee Kaus De ; .3 h 

^liSs^ro^^a, -•"--" "i-^-v^ 

and families a, a . - . .. t . nU .riaiiiment was Mrs. W. vv. 

five present. The committee on en No rtwick lor the 

Slough lor the older folk, and M rs. Ha ^1 V ^ hu , b „ ds 

children. The evening was .pent n pl», _g J^ ^ rfe fc , 
had been so loyal lo us in '"..'„,„ . hi . way. The women of the 
should like to show our appreciation in this way 



holidays while our college young people are 

during iiiv «-■■ , n™™ 1 „l P eied lor our church; Elder, 

a, home. The following officer, we.e elected o .. M „„„ g „ •' 

J. F. Hoke; secretary, Sister Aaron l. » Sunday-school 

agent, S.sters' Aid Society! co'MPOudcnt, the m.tcr ^ ^^ 
superintendent, Bro ^l? k , up eriu.md.nt ri the mid-week prayer 
m'e", , „T i it r wa?dtid S c , :."".h;. Bro. M».h might take . « P,ay , 
meeting into an, home he saw fit, >»» B ^ e ' t , ,h w ^ Selected president 
cottage meetings for a time. Sis e coun cil with us Grandma 

of ,he Sisters' Aid Society. We had m eouneu Lon! ,. 10 ecker 

Suiphin of Rosepine La, and J,* Xl Longanecker spoke en- 
and daughter from Walkertoii, .. |n ,„, , ld , 

couragingly to the church. V, e »"«*"_", hir , m ; W , from the 
prairie lands of the gull plain, and are only tlm y „,. 

gulf. We have wonderiu hunting and a m,W chmiat^. .^ ^ s— 
""' a°cht°.°chTr ft. ' winUr.-Helen Long.necker, Roanoke. La.. 
D Ro«pme church lecl, greatly » enraged JudJn.pi.ed Jo, do^a 
greater work lor the Mas le, B.o. K K. B ^ shov ,„,„ 

Roanoke, Va., have conic lo labor ubir „„, c about lo ur mile, 

terest was mam csic d program Thanks- 

Thanksgiving. We bad '?*»%•'', if. Hoke and J. B. Fire- 
giving Day. We had with us Eld. J. Manvel. 
;,o,,e ind family from Roanoke, and iiro. 01. n. "«=. evcn i„g , 
stone ana idiii.'j Think -u-iv ing sermon m the evening. 
Texas. Bro. Hoke gave us . "'".giving a mee[ _ 
An ottering ol S" was taken. Friday "'"■"«! ™ w „, „„ „(„, 
ing with Bro. Hoke pre.ulmg. Br. Harn r^Iro m^r...^ ^ 
„,. There was also a meet.ng o ^^ A ,,„,„„ ,„„, 
decided to let u, b..ie fin I to ™» „, akc t , ic ,ir home. We are 
members Irom Illinois have come he re to ^ ^^j 
more than glad to have —«"•,'', :_ E | n ,i„, Harriman. Rose- 
harvest here to be reaped lor the master, 
pine, La., Deo. 12. MARYLAND 

E "'°^°da 2 U„o,s J - S£T&22£t^«?i 

;:,rriritp;; fpaiaor^-tivS^t 

moo on The Simple Lite in the Easton church. Me »'-° d 

^^url^lar^ll^dirhr^^c^nd various 

s-eiXg^^ '" £ =f-i«S;r,: 
r„ed'rta;,o b „ y «rr s?s= «re r ,r Eg,o : w . y, 

Oir chiUre. are now preparing a Christmas program to be given 
Sec S-Mrs Barrv Fox. Easton. Md.. Dec. 14. 

LV R fdg"y cbiireh me. in council Nov 3 wift i Eld. LJJ^™* 
presiding. Eld. W f Sanger a,,„ was pre..«F.,e ^^ „, 

'" ,h % ) „X„t" S °S U-r Ma ti Brunihaugh. president of Christian 
auDerintenaenti aistei '""" ,1 ,, ,„_ .1,..- vrar* fc-ld. 

Workers; L. R. Brumbaugh, p»ii.s • d« ^r three > a r. 
Harry H. Beglej wj* ^ reta med . pa r^far, g«™ ^ > Jw 
Our young people were urged to ... f „flering was 

eon.es, which is being held in the D,s trict. ^«> e ' , , ,„„ 

lifted for N«» E«'^- fi' al iie" l..d?o»cU.m, ; Qui.e a lew 
with Eld. A. L B. Martin ol « . ^ bc , inoi „, [ a two 

^ek"' E .eTieT^"eriuS.. P Sro. Martin' bringing to u. a feast of^go.d 
Togs. He gave the message, in% -^/» XThelCt llihle 
truth, by fte.uen, reference to the source ol trut | ^^ .^^ 

study periods preceding each >'"""<' ^' e nd |ric „j, m e, at the 

live. Recently a goodly number oi «"«■» , „ , l0 

'»»"' Sr B rS, on 1o; V 'n.",na:. U y rP ,."« oriaithlul service 

StlhS A * l »« S " m MoT S .f Br"o a H d tiX, 
,,e, of the evening was spent socially Nov. ^1 ^^ ^ ^ 

^eSdmrI;^:~'ch^y^;dge,v.Md., N ov. M . 

MICHIGAN 

i i „-,..e an interesting Thanksgiving program which 
Buchanan cburel, gave. ,, ^^, " cd ureh held then love leas. Oct. 21 

pastor of the church for two year,, he SV.. ^ 

y„r.-Vera Eagley, Buchanan Mtch ^ Dec ^ ^ ,„„, 

ii'^'-Thf ehuich .TSS.U ^o-ers' ojicer, ^ elected. 

^a^ oV S'^pS^rf .entak,. for the 



Black Swamp.-We held '"^ ^^™^» «T^ : ' 
?J-ukS Our -SS of m«°mg.° SSd by B,o J. H. Goodjd 
B:,,efS„e°ba, ! U---J "^JS jSSl.'S K 

schol.rs. Two whole lam.he., «.tt th c. hjve ^^ ^^ 

in each "(."'fifjjSl Baker. Um.yne, Ohio, 
listed and one awaits me rue- 

Dcc * 20 ' -v., i m „,t nf the Mothers' Society of the church 

BrookviUe.-The yearly report of tbe^B*" Qnc mar(£ct 

r - ^^£a rtf stak^^mthef^es: 5TS 
of our own organization anu "V Mmnie Bright as the speaker, 

held a missionary meeting «">" Sister » - »'^ * Qui , e 

Wc rendered a. pecialprogran at Ttaiksgii.g rf 

a bit of charity work was J»™' ™ ™," y "Xring was $101.64. We 
flower,, book, and clothing. Ou tot 1 yea ,1, ol e g , ^^^ 

received through freew.l offerings •!», «™ "«_ „ tl ected 

SJ0.85. Our average attendance wa, lort,- our Officer, 
with Sister Opal Hay ''"f^J^ ™ta„, mother, are'ree.iving 

p'rac'tS ine.pt SH"SJ t»A- •> *■ >— R »' h E K ""' 
Brook villc, Ohio, Dec. 20. 



Chippe„a._Nov .3 w ..«, regular juarjerly ™^„™;, T ^ 
Uoherman ha, charge o, ,m m. ..rig.^T he^ ^^ 
their report, and tire urge continued as " Messenger 

missionary committee. Mary Shaier was => so „,etime duting 

age,.,. We decided to hold an evong '»'-"" ^'oor Sunday-.chool. 
the coming year. Nov M ""'T,,,, speakers, bo,h 
R,ethren Fcest Shoemaker and Gale Freed were tne spe 
S'me-ges lull of ^^^^"^S^Z 
mainly ol mus.eal numbers and «>'£<< '„. mr . The attendance 
by thc young people , cass ,n a crctlit.i .e offering was 

a, both lorcnoon and altcrnooo .e.s o n was a B ^ 

lilted for the District Board. Nov. 21 ire the pastor ^ 

■US lor a room in ,he new dorm ^^ ^^ M ^ k Avcn „ c Mission 

^V^^.prft.'K JV.be oUr member, ,e- 

^Ihc^.-rS'lL^^.erOhfo.lS.S. 

, , , „, ; n members' meeting Dec. 2 with Eld. 

Donnels Crock ebureli met m mem, . T „ letters ol 

Cyrus Fonderhurg .nd Bro. Glen ^ W euue, p „„„,„,„. were 

, membership were IP3">t«d. V »"°" £„, Funderburg wa. elee.ed 

:irlo^,hre'r ,r^. £fz s Jtt£'J?Z- 

of a number of other visilmg m • Flnry preached. 

Glen Weimer talked to the eh ddren and Bro^ C has 1 , hc ' 10 „, h „„ 
No ,.. 7 Bro. Harley Coppock brought to u^ .1 , ,, ^ ^ (|jf 

field in a very imp,ess,ve manne r An e. „ ' , . ,„„ 

„«^ev,^'wf^rec!r,e^ 

T"o Sunday-sehoo, ^ sclvala,, were ^ ^r ^"''people and also 
„e were favored by 'I"™ 1 ™"^ <t D .„.,„„ church. We ,n mad, 
by the mixed .uarlet Irom .1,^ Last > ^ ^^ om „,„, s 

,ad by the death of Bro. J. D - =-a . resigned because 

elder for a number of year, until recently^ _w preaching 

„, ill health. Bro. Glen Wenne, of New »"»■« much hi , wo 

part time the last lew month, and w 



OW1HK ;wii«"B — — r— • 
... from Detroit attended 
evening. Our Sunday-school .s prep* 
mas Story." to be mi 
Pontiac, Mich., Dec. 



it g a pageant 



"The Christ 



-Enoch J. Ebcy 



MISSOURI 

in council Dec. 



Shoal Creek church met in c 
presiding. The folio wing, officer 

for dcacosi and Bro. U; 



vith Bro. Ira Witmore 

■ a: Eld. N. S. Gripe, mod- 

,d correspondent: Sunday 

" held an election 

and hi 



ed fo. 



r hy letter. 
sman. Fairv 



feel encouraged 
Mo., Dec. 13. 



, c ...stalled. We rece: 
with more help among iis.—O' 

NEBRASKA 
-. ,, wll as the church has been enioymg 
Arc«Ua.-Tlic commum > « well as rn Mt _ MomS| 

a series of meetings conducted by Bro W. ». 

Ill, beginning Nov 28 and f "'^^V the M E church to a full 
his famous lee tare T c -^ I I« ^ » J£ f aml in Arca dia high 
house. He also talked in several pim" children. Bro. Stover 

Sol, this was very much enmy^d by te «M ^ 
visited in every horn e of *^ ™" 1 ' ™ ,u p ^ sureIy a , 1!jrC ciated havmg 

OHIO 

c i. „.t in council Dec. 11 with Eld. S. A. Bless- 
Beech Grove ebureh met in counc , . upc .intcndcnt oi the 

i„g presiding. Bro. Perry Eby was cl«,,d P ^ Ma 

Snodayschool lor another >',"• »"• °'f. "' f„ t and correspondent, 
lor two years aod the writer i , lurch on Sunday evening, Dec. 

We had » ".^™"^Eir,,io„ar, ofleiiog, which amounted tc 
ilisI^HeS Rile" Hollansburg, Ohio, Dec. 14. 



,.-,iii<.r1 it S95 in 

Ai rrtrlHnehe-..cr O^r P,imary supeS.enden. 

IZ teSr^c'Ir^g; g'a n, .sicmary r gram to be.v.n b^.he 

durh,g".he"eaf -or".-.''-" Oiou^ls^n in 5,fn..-Ro„. Dresher, 

Springfield, Ohio, Dec. S. Bn) B „. 

Ft. McKlnley church met m "'"^."'J „„ decided to change 

ton and Bro. Eby ol Tro.wood were P"".!. » op|c o( 

our Sundav-school year Iron, Jan. 1 to ""';'„„'„„ ,h, lecture 

Southern Ohio will . gt»c then; '. pro* ™ JJd' E|dcri D B . Murray: 

course. The following office,, woe elce ted Iu ., s ,„„;_ M ,iJred B. 

Sunday-school .upermtendent, Bro. 

Petry, Dayton, Ohio. Dec. 14. 

. i v„, ,1 with our edcr and pastor, 

Hartvillo church met ,n council Nov 1J wit" „, m 

average attendance of \a snowc i ^ scholars were baptmed 

cent over the preceding year, imhhl snlendid promotion 

d-U the year. The printary depar ^nut |»« ^"^ | ,her 
exercise. Our pastor has been enga,, Indiana. During his 

Ids lor several weeks. A ' "f " " Dio % S Shoemaker, Bro. H. F. 
absence our pulpit has been filled b> uro. . . a. ^ ,, om i„dia. 

iS^and Sister Anna Brnnlbaugh re "■"^"-""Lncerning be. 
She gave a number ol very miens. '» observed Ocl. i' 

work and India life. Ou, communion ..rv.ee, «.,e » Ra , |y 

Reeded by an all-day „-..«.,»';; »««' ...,,. B „ lh «„ Elmer 
Day services were held Nov. a. a™ i . ..rvice, were well 

Frick and C. H Deardo, 1 O ur ■ "l- ^^ „„, bc ,„|j at 

,he C ltr,e,ne"cburc!' I'egulluiig De^ S^ta I» E.helm.n, Hartvdle, 
Ohio, Dec. 8. - „ Ira 0refl was elected 

Lower Stillwater.^ At our Oclo her c Ji ^ r '^^^.^ , rustee for 
Sunday -school superintendent ana « - - commumou. 

fhree- years. This -"-Jlt."^.. >»« F'ld . D. M- 
The annual vis.t was reported on we ^^ anJ kinal) . .dmoni- 

Garver of Trotwood with us- His w.se ffl ^ no( ,„ ,. 

,-,„„ will long be remembered. Our loi ^ Tl 

at.ended by visiting member, on «""?' " d Jos eph Robins ol 
m "sterial help ol the Trotwood brethren and J^ P f Burioii 
West Milton gave us a very on lual „ B ,„i„,d at 

officiated. Sunday morning , l ?"°""i, ' , kl .,„ Alter a short soe.al 

*^E£ Sora IJia-wS • £|£-S— "e|f S 

=ss**« I %s r^rCdrs « 

B. Wright on the SUbiec . What "^ ', %y , D ay.on gave US 
„| Tha.,ksgi.ing Day Eld- E. S, . Wlm. ffidci , Grai.tude 

an instiuctlvc sermon on the 1 os.uve a missions. About 

SeS bT°." s j » b '°„ D a ";,:r,"' 8 ririt "ysj? - 

high school, will address su la me. tmg ^ oh . ^ , 

members attended * -™ "J „•„,, ptofi ,. The sptr.tual me - 

Associat.on in Salem eiiurcn 

sages ol J. W. L < ^ .th y -L. A Bookwa.i, 

evangelism a petsonal r.al.ty. 

"plea's^, VaUey (Ohio) church clo*. d^ two ^J^^^tt^ 
conducted by Bro. Van B « right. ' ><= h= , d oor .council 

junior, accepted Jesos a. their -"">'- ' , „ d Io , ,he coming 

with Bro. Erbaugh in charge. O^ers W ere MdS ibben; " Mes- 

"„,: Sunday.ch.ol »«Pe"«>'» J « "' J"; Rhoades. We held our 
senger " correspondent aod agent, wnns p<) ,„ Gtovt 

oin. Sunday-school nieeiing a .he Vile, l thc ^^ ,„ „„ K .„ 
and Union City. Pleasant \ al e> '" h , d dl , ri ,,g the sunimet. 

average attendance for the «"j* ^JJ.j „,. young people ("» 

GVeait^^'TEai: ^fy or the Woi, 
Rhoades, Union City, 1ml.. Dc X. 

(Continued on Page 16) 



1 making 
Trotwood, Ohio, 



,. -t The 
Today -Grace 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January I 



1927 



14 



GOOD NEWS 

(Continued from Page "> 

i i. esoecially the finely 

amount we P W >- '^t S£ other luxury, 

equipped and comfor ah ar n ^ ^ ha 

I, seem, the matter of gmng the ^ ^ >s 
been rightly understood «» ^ we ^ to , ndu , g e 

only Hems ta.r wl* the Lore, ^ as mucl , 

in the luxuries c, hfe, *««^ ffl not excuse us 

as W e spend u, t ha.wa,Bu, d eve, gave ^ ^ ,„, 

from giving as the po in h e av en. 

Lord would Have us a> ■ up tr a ™ and tol)ne s of 

to shame. of the great Gift to 

Should no. the arrn.versary s " s0 " o{ giving so that 
, h e worid fill us with -^ - d t * ov S e P rflow a „d messengers 
the Lord's treasury be made to ^^ 

:e rbesentoutallove lingcv 



Kindersley, Sask. 



MOTHERS WITHOUT CHRIST 

., -"» -each day tote ach in the near-by 
villages The following instances 
mothers we meet in the *™<^ ., c01irt she was 

The first time we entered »" , ince „ se i„ her 

standing in the doorway w tl a piece . ( ^ 

hand calling her ...tie dau h c. ^ ^ ,„. 

af ,er ,ve entered ^roon ^e 1 ^ .^ 
cense burning. Sh > «d ^ came and 

= - ; Hbaw^Uoneson. This 

so^a^y^^S^^aS 

so precious to her ,ha ■*» J* J was away . "You 

thing would happen to tarn w £very mormng 

see „e burn incense to the ^'^ s aid. Yes, 

so he will protect our ^ S are , or her precious son. 
this was the best god she knew to care, ^ ^ ^ 

As we continued to alk with her w ^ ^ 

one .me God who had the power to keep ^ ^ 
her in every way. We tola n god who 

her heart instead of burn incense » J e w£ 

rep resented but a good -"'^'f her who answers 
left we prayed together , .the kind she ^ 

the cry of the widows and orpl »^ from ^ t0 

r«rXe P shew1,U:™trand trust him fully. 



hero! heaven and the h^ of -m ? her ^onea^n 

if she prepared to meet her Then 

,„ her again," she said with beaming ^ ^ ^^ 

After we had given comfort .and hop ^ promise 

the nurse treated her tired^ ore yes,^ ^.^ cnough 

pitiable condition of d,r, and rags. ^ ^ 
were everywhere. We ente e (y ^^a 

and the conditions were no better ^ ^ not 

herself up from the *™'™% was covered with 
* Then she showed u how . ^ ^ ^^ t 

loathsome sores. We begge ^ d . 

once and get relief. But it necd , es 

"Some time ago a C .nest |d « « tr .. rf ^ any 

and it was so painful that J « j am nQ 

hX"' wT^d hTr ^"urtctor would not bur, her 
XJshe said that she would go , sooa pic _ 

After this we showed her and her ne g fcy 

tures in the health chart, telling hem how t P ^ ^ 

being clean, also how Jesus , h«W the s c ^ 

„„ earth and how we pray to tarn _m t in ^ was 

-^^le cahed we asked- why she-lid no, 

g o ,0 the hospital as she had prom ed. ^ ^^ rf 

of the pain," she said. She pre, he _. sores 

misery rather than bear the pain ^^ a 

d ressed. However, her home a ^^ ^ . n(0 

marked i-provement. As he p ^ ^ be 

her heart who can tell Emma Horning . 
reaped? 
Liao Chou, Shansi, China 



BRO.PHUIY BOWSE* 
Bro . P ,„ y „.«,« -J- - G — '""■ ^^ '""-"^ - 



le, Ma-. J u, » *"t ."„ 



Amy Ellen B.tl.ngcr AP'" "■ 

'""> * Ch „";i i °To hi. unl v,«. 

.""/"udT^iZS",,. did 

™^d b Tre,»r,W r d r v C r„.l y .e.. 
Go d. Ho ... *.ee<=d » <*. ^-^W« »"»*'» 

ssarsraft^-^. „ h „ e he „ »-*. 

Hi G (uneral was preached at tna no» e i ere miah Thomas 

Bfc"lE.«nt was made to the <£$>*£ £ d i„ iamily, there 
and Bro. J. Ed W.U . •«- * J «-j£ J f», „ Q tbrc e hall brother.. 
are nine grandchildren, three na.i Wi „ie Giohs. 

GrantsviUe, Md. 




, Md. I 

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L „ k fifty -- 
m*arna«" notic C . may be apph, 
Gt-iiffcr subscription ' or 
e made when .he not.ee 



.... publication of a 
,nths r " Gospel Mes- 
wH married couple. Reque.t should 
and full address given. 



'-^^^htct^wSe. 

village. She met us a. th "°^ ^ bab were play ing 
Herdaugh,er-,n-awa„dh c^armin^ J ^ . f 

on the kong. Alter a (o come ,„ 

neighbors jus, across the court : wou ^ ^^ 

and see ,ne Bible P^"^'"*, ' '^ and whispered 

meeting together. She shook ^ ^ ^ ^ 

^rmeet^^n we^across the court and had 

in-law, some petty affair had ™de a chasm t ^ 

not be bridged, hence silen w« th only ^ ^^ 
of keeping the peace Yes s lenc ^ ^^ ^^ 

fands^L^ritLs^ the inmates have no 
sTvior to save them in their £». t-Me.. ^ 

""thai thl see°d lown will bring peace and happiness to 

the little grandson who had opened the doors fo us. 
When the dishes were washed we wen. to the room 

hat God was like this father, always- longing to com or, 
us a im make us happy, and tha, we shou d worship him 
every day in return for all his goodness But how shall 
I worship him?" the grandmother asked eagerly. Then 
J°ufse P told her in detail how to pray. She was stager 
tha, she wanted to be told several times. When she telt 
thai she understood she said: "Yes, I will worstap tarn 
that she un to:1| but why 

d id ny he Take myTovely daughter away>" Then we told 



THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS 

,. „u President of Juniata College, tells 
Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh Preside, o ^J ^ ^ 

oi an experience he had one Cr,-- midn . ght Qne 
director of educat.o^ >n P»T* ^ Rica „ village . The 
evening, he drove into a 1. tie ro ch more 

traveling was done by night because it 
eomfortable than traveling during the hea o 

^rdber^s^^^d^^^threeabbre- 
tia'ted horses-known in those parts as u OS. 

D , Brumbaugh, cunos,, y .«« « . »W ^^ 

of the strange scene. ^ J» H . native cu s, m 

to be asked, such a ouestion bel mg ^ ^ 

P^esmenrrtrTwas 8 : Similar practice in his native 

land, he was told this story: • each porU) 

Every Christmas eve there is placed o haj 

Rican home that has children, a bed B Th ^ 

been previously gathered by the little on 
extra pains in their collecting . ord „ that « h«« » 
no brambles, briars ^thorns n ^jf^J^ eve , 
it ma y virtually be like veiv W i se -men make 

possession 1 It the cnnurei. o 

Lve something similar to ,*, ^ ** *» rea) 

substitute something more closely 

m ris n ?nd°eed C1 a ri grTa a t U that Santa Cans, a by-produc, 

of'V rlsSy a* Hobar, McKeehan says ha, reee.ved 

-■ ■ = ^t,h that the real meaning of Christmas, tav 

?a r :fr^g1i*o1a n only begouen Son by an eternal, 

*"ft „ F ot th ,or a stagle ni^ieta c— g some of the 

^-gr^^mg^e^dlt-.hehear^O. 

^"rCWr^id^o^tS lysine 
" .""ha, he W "men e°nacted P a, the cradle of Heaven's 
Babe And what a radical change would be wrought in 
present day conditions, if instead of the gold, frankincense 
and myrrh mankind would lay on the altar the g, of 
nfir* consecrated life-life truly Ruth- ike » a. Wllhng- 
ness to follow the Master whithersoever he leads. Such is 
t e effect that memories of tha, firs, Christmas ought ,0 
b . Raymond L. Morns. 

Germantown, Pa. 



Charle. Hick.on, Jr., and S.ster Ahce 

Barry T. Fox, Easton, Md. Brethren parsonage, by 

MuUinh.-D.n.ldson.-Ai the Chur. , o I 'hej^ ^J ^ 

the undersigned, Nov. 24, 1926, ?£j * c , c „„„hi.e, Peru, I»d. 
beth Donaldson, boih of l eru. home of 

R .«berger-Wn^.-By the ""^"^S" Mi.hawaka, Ind Bro. 
the groom's brother. Ray D ^Tward, both of South Bend, 
Harold M. Rensberger and M.ssMary •- 

oIL^^roS:^^ t hom= „ 

Wol,.rd-C,.rk.-B> the »»d««g^S. »" «'« A »« B ' C '" k 
SUSI.^W^I.'Woio.d.Ligo.ier.r 



FALLEN ASLEEP 



BTO k., Si,,, i^-ftj- «& A S waf hS.S 5 0c" d J 

lived a fa.th.ul hfe ^"^1^ JoLa. Ewing, V.. 

'Tel Mrs. E„,.y ^fr'-V^^ilJ"^^ 
bc^u, Orange Township, d.ed Nov. |, 1 »^" , com i oni , 1 ,. Jan. 2. 
and 17 days. She had ±'»"'X ™ K .ded her thirteen year. ago. 
1870. she roamed Isaac Ever, who P „ aM ht«r died when two 

Six chddren were horn to this u" »»• ^ UUreI1 and three great- 
ycars old. There are also twel>= gran ^ B „ th . 

grandchildren. One brother preceded h er.J »e d ^ f 

S S°il"d h eal e Vu«:"h y y Sd°s aB J. Bu,ger._Etta Elson, Wawaka. 

It— Mis. Mary. ^-^JKtffiW'W. t '«"" 
her sister. Mrs. V. N. Shatter, »<" • g> s togte . She was 
82 years, 6 months and 7 ""»_?"",'„ „„ sister and one brother, 
buried in Morri. cemetery. J'» „, chu « h when a g.rl.-Mrs. 
She became a member o I tn« » 

F. R. Zimmerman, Hornstown, Pa ^ ^ Jacob 

Faannoht, Sister Mary A ■« ««■ Danie i Th „„. 8 a, 

F.snacht, died at the horn o : h r d»ugh ^ wa= a 
Bcartown. Nov. 30, w* a ^ f^ ior m any years. She is sur 

member ol the Church of the Brethrt ^ ber j 

vived by five .on. and two £«"" d „ Long enecke,'s church by 
in Lititahy Eld. J. W. "• H « sh « a H „„„. Interment in the ad- 

Bro. H. M. EH«'» F1 ^ n ™B J G , b bel, Li.ita. Pa- 
joining cemetery-Florence B aged 

Ickos. Sister Sarah, nee Claar d.ed « ,„,, wi ,h which 

4 months and 22 days. D « lh ""' '"" " but she was able to be 

she was stricken » b °f '7 ™mC of the Church of the Brethren. 

around. She was a IiWoM m emwr o daughters, one 

She is survived by her hi. sba d S "^ ^, orch wh „ she was 

brother and one s.ster. She all > Services in the Lower 

able and had seven or_ oght rml« W ^^^ Wejan , 

Claar church by Br «■ ?'»»■ °J* _Li„„i. Claar, Queen, Pa. 

Interment in the church cemete ^ Dcc ^ u26 

Unge-Mter, Bro. 0»'™S. F r 3 1 JS o7 the Brethren lor about s.v- 

He had been a member of the >■»«"■' , , ko lor ,be church. He 

fnty ye»rs-a long and -1- s h « o ^ ,.„;, „ d labo « d 

„as a deacon of the UP»"-"""' n , c nlis « a by his companion and 

for over forty-Svc "*"■ "\ "„,„,„ attendant at services despite 

ST ,.';,' tha" he w", blind"or' tft^a, seven years.-Howard Mussel- 

man, Klahr, Pa. Heckman, bom 

^Cr^r^v-f »,2 t yea, 3 months and 

',91,."eU children were born o th™. three ^ and 
her Surviving art five sons, C 'K'» B „ nite( i %v jth the Church of 
grandchildren. .With her ^husband .h, «;««*» ma „„er which 
,h. Brethren ,n May 1W . H« J™'; „„ , 0Ititudc through 

ff WrlghfS £ S^t Wire, North Manchester Ind. 
J. H. wrign, a(Kf ^ Ungc[i „ g „„„ 

Nycc, Sister Leann. M., ehed Uec. *, ^ jlrok , 

aBld 61 year., 11 months and 21 days ^ pr ac,.eally 

paralysis during the !•« ■>»« ~°"*'' a „ d , e vc„ grandchildren One 
helpless. There are left three son. ^ anu busband died in 

solf preceded her about ...teen ear .ago and rf „„ 

March, 1924. Sister Nyce was grea tl> i beautiful Chn.tian 

knew her on account of her genial di»"°™ M wrvi „, „( the church 
character. She always took great mle ^ ^ M permitted her 

and very seldom missed tne 



THE, GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 



1927 



1 



Ycmlield, Pa. . -. * 

of a number ol months, aged 73 > 
born in C.s. C-W, Mo., one 
James and Mary Sandlm. O 
The larger part of her hf 



home of her brother, 
, 1926, after an illness 
' 9 ' months and J days. She wai 
. daughters and seven sons o 
ttor'onlX one brother^ ;■«"'» ~ 
.pent in Oklahoma, and the pa 






little 



,,d„.o. She and a grandnicc lived tog* 
ho'mVoa the property of he, brother - >J" re ^ ^ 
T was cared lor in the home of h er b£ ^ „ 

life she united with *• ''f^ '.S ,he will be buried a. he, 
of the Brethren. In harmony ™'° ""„:„, „„e held at San Ber- 
•^SX'S.'SS^l- SS. S"« Bernardino. Chi 

Sharrnc,: Sister Minnie R died >. her home.^nca 
, 8 . 1926, aged »,<»'•' 4 , "™ "%„",, s„led in La 
Donegal Township Jd, «. **,£%,'*. ,at. Harry 

twelve years. She wa3 . a " b - . -. >-., «f t-1 

Rickard. She was a huthfi 
Brethren. She 



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which will be sent upon request 

Amonrfln K 



s born 



s by the writer 
nily burial ground— S. 



Nov. 

.._ Eaat 

._. the last 

j „.id Anna Cohic 

sons, four daughters, and a «»»• > Yodct „ d Kcv . J. H. Mussel- 
:a„ D (Se™i*" , ,».erm y e« r °n H Ced B ar Lawn ecrnetery.-Mrs. W. D. 

*t2£rzz£. *«•.« -£jr. "sa E r b ma h „iS m ] , oh» 

die? "I,' 14. 1926. aged 51 JS-^^VlIbbi^ until March 
A. Seitters. Afterward she »■* her "o.borne. Her girlhood home 
previous to her death whet, *« "»« ™ , , he ?rM ™„ive Bre.h- 

had been near Dayton. . S "'' ™>* * "geek church by Elders D. U. 
ren Church Service, n. the Be .__ ^ ^ Cmk „„„„».- 

Carver and J. W. »«s ul '- _.. 
Mrs. Handle Filbrun, Dayton, Oho died Dk 

the Cullers schoolhousc. Interment 

E. See. Mathiaa, W. Va. Eli „beth Souder, born in 

Souder. Joseph -l"".-"'^," „ Lamsburg. Ohio Nov. 
Ashland County, Ohio, died at his home ^ ^^ ^ „, 

25. 19i6. aged « .ears, > ■"»",'» ™. T o this union wa, born a 

Elizabeth Wohlgamuth Dee 3 IK adr „ a „ d „,. wife B.o. 
daughter who survives with two ira o( lwcnty 

served the church as J ™°V'd David Worst at the Mohican 
SjrZti! i.^Mohican cemetcry.-Mr,. J. A. Souder, 

W ^^ tcr^dah, da ^cr of^.l sod ^ in^ S 
near Shahesville, Ohio, died a. & - 7 month, and 

Nov. 24, 1926, of cancer of ■ * -'* f „ e B „ thr „ about fifty 
20 days. She united with th= «» « „ d „„ ,;„„. Funeral 

years ago. She leaves hve on., on dg ^ Int „ment in the 

by Brethren Walter ^JeMer^ ^^ ^ 

"sir EhllhTth'Ec, er. died J-^-^- £ KIVS^ 

and John, who auiyi.es. W» J« „ „„ Sav i„r about forty 
1905. She accepted and comes no J itrons nope a nd de- 

writer.-J. R. Miller, Nappanee. Ind ^ the 

W.It.r, Sister Sara Ellen bor, , a. Is ahr, died S^P g ^ 
home of her son near the ■»"''*%,,£», „i , he Brethren for many 
da,.. She wa. a member of 1 he Lhu vrf b> . ,„, so „, 

years. She married Al«x ^T^J™ at the Upper Claar church 
[""Bro^D"! "eppl" "niermen. in the church cemetery .-Lmnie 

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16 

THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 

. "mold Orcan ot the Church ol the Brethren 

„.„„«. iCsa.d. .cbscrip.ior,. 6I1T ceol. e: 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1, 1927 



I 




Notes From Our Correspondents 

(Continued from Page 13) 

-r 2fcR£S r^i- fazes, ass 

Her husband was hapUreJ »*■ >;' » " i ;. m ',„ ,, lizell Dec. 19. 

,he church »«»»"°t ''«!,.': The (oHouung church and 
letters 01 membership wire ■»■ n , Drivcr; church 

S»„da,.,ch.», oK-'J- *Veten™"« B e»,S"i» 4««»Wl 
rSS?«- .f.hV«,. to >™ 8 committees; £*■«»**£; 

one mci Sunday -schoo superintendent, Daniel MOWDray, 

SEE to Sic. Mc'e.in S . ««. Drive,; .Lcraa.e, D.v.d Jo.eph. 
—Mrs. S. I. Driver, Lima, Ohio, Dec 



15. Visit 



eldei 



BrSTi. ZZJS,?. P ",^nd U Erhau E h:^-c.r^. V.he 

the cnming year, arra *. elected to fill the unexpired term 

',Vro°Garv., a-'elde. The T rotw.o.l church .eels the to., ol Bro. 
r ,' «' Lenlv l.u, ve ate thankful lor hit, lile and ,n«nence 
5S «ill live on in our memories-En™. Whitehead, TroWood, 
Ohio, Dec. 20. OKLAHOMA 

W„h,n,-We are ,„i.,i„ B ^^^^^X™ 
°'.r ' n.,r „,-.•{«» was held Nov. 6 and a good spirit was 

r„ h i,e p ,°,x Tt'rSa^cou,:;".'::, *« «.. ., ^., «^^ 

BSer"!va7«^Ld^"he^s,erLl"=0?;^"hL r 

"bad weather ,. «.s postponed and ., are planning » « 
sometime alter ££>»» -«^f '. *£££, \fS 7- 
ETto. •". frfoV.he^n.cob Merhev. Cloud Chiel, Okl... 

OREGON 

Albany church held their regular council on Dec. 12 with EM. 
Hnam Smith pte.idtng. It was decided to elect our church officers 
wZe month! so we could elect Sunda, -school and church officers 
at the some time. Bro. D. H. Holl was reelected church clerk and 
treasurer- Sister Retly Baker, " Messenger » agent and correspondent 
Eld Hiram Smith, reelected elder in charge. We had a very spiritual 



Dec 18. We are looking forward lo a aeries of meetings to open 
See' K ,o be conducted by Eld. R. P. Bucher ol Quarry ville. 1 a - 
Matluas P-. Landis. Vcrnneld, Pa.. Dec. 11. 

Lower Cumberland congregation held a business meeting at the 
Baker church Dec. 13 will. Eld., J. E. Trimmer presiding It was 
llaker c inrcti uce. I m „.t n % a j„ ,(ie Boiling Springs church in 

and Uil writer was chosen •• Messenger " agent and corrcspondent.- 
IVarl M. Trimmer, Carlisle. P., Dec. 18. 

M„.. n .^;iie-\ov 6 we began a scries of meetings at the Mount- 
v," Tou e Eh Dan n-wser of York, Pa., labored faitblully and 
,k . ' giving u« spiritual message.. He remained with us until 
i el ..« of our love least services on Thallksgiving Day. On the 
Mtr, a, a resnl, ol these meeting, six were received by l»nn>m. The 
church wa, also much s.rengtlieneih O.rfmjl. M <« ™ 
Relief on Thanksgiving Day amounted to 5104— Norman K. .uusser, 
Columbia, Pa.. Dec. Id. 

Pleasant Hill-Our Thanksgiving service held at the Pleasant H.1I 
house was well attended; the sermon was preached by the hone min- 
ister,, after which an offering of SS) was lilted for world-wide mis- 
sions We met in council Dec. «. Three member, were received by 
alter W. ^pointed live member, to serve as a local Suuday-schuo 
ltmr.t The writer was elected superintendent of our -school at 
Pleasant Hill with Bro. Lewis Leinart, assistant-Paul K. Newcomer, 
Spring Grove, Pa.. Dee. 20.' ..,-.,. 

W.ynesboro.-Oct. 3 and 4 Sister Anna Hutchison visited the 
W™ mesbQro church and had charge of both the Sunday morning and 
evening services; she also gave an informal talk at our Missionary 
Association on Monday evening. A. always her talks were very 
help'ul and inspiring. Bro. M. J. Brough.r of Greeusbtirg. Pa., held 
» three week.' evangelistic meeting lor us beginning t>ov. 2. Fifty- 
five were received into the church by baptism; two rededieated their 
lives to God and two united with other churches. Five were received 
recently into the church by letter, The attendance at all service, was 
large; the sermon, were excellent and we are rejoicing ir, lte«» 
ings that came.. The church and it. different auxiliaries have had 
elections and are getting ready lor the 1927 activities. We met in 
couS Dee. 16. Bro. James ... Moor, wa, reelected elder for the 
coming year- church clerk. Stolcr B. Good; church correspondent. 
Sudie M. Wingcrt; » Messenger " agent, Bro. Ira L. Winger!. Dee. 
17 the Sunday-school held their election Bro. Stolcr B. Good was 
chosen general superintendent and Bro. A. HL R.ssler a, ad halt gen- 
eral superintendent. The Sunday-school officers with the pastor 
compose what we call the Board of Christian Education. In them is 
vested tlie power to appoint their assistants, the superintendents ol all 
department, and their assistant,. Thi. board ha. just been created 
and we are hoping that much good can be accomplished through it to 
build up the Sunday-school. The following presidents have been 
elected- Sister Ella ^iloore of the Aid Society; Sister Emma S. 
Miller of the Dorcas Society; Bro. M. E. Sollenbcrger of the Mission- 
ary Association, and Bro. W. L. Widdow.on of the adult division ol 
the Christian Workers. Dec. 1 we held our love lea.t with 368 
communing Eld J- Kurtz Miller of Frederick. Md.. officiated, 
assisted by his son Paul and Bro. McKinley Coffman of Myersville, 
Md.-Florence He„, Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 19. 

West Green Trec.-Our revival meeting at the Green Tree house 
closed Dec. 15 with fair attendance and good interest. Bro. B. G. 
Stauffcr labored laithlully, preaching for eighteen successive nights 
and two Sundays, making twenty sermon, in all. Twelve stood lor 
Christ and it was a season of rejoicing lor both saint and sinner.— 
Mrs. Clayton B. Breneman, Florin, Pa., Dec. 17. 
SOUTH DAKOTA 
Willow Creek church met in council Dec. 1 with Eld. Grant Tookcr 
presiding. He was chosen elder for the coming year. Officers elect- 
ed were; Clerk and treasurer. Sister Edith , Davis; correspondent. 
Sister Lena Heagley; "Messenger" agent, the writer; trustee, Bro. 



Harry Davis, reelected, .f 'f ^°° '?"" ™f .' i/'a "plea.lld 
Davis; Aid So=!e» Preside,., the wrtter W« »n,0 »„„„„ 

Th,mk,g,v,„B prog .- N > "■ '> £■ ^ ^^ „„„,, Dcc . , 
,hc k La£',' Aid tld "heir a.,,,...,, sale and dinner.-Eth,, Thompson 
Loomis, Welonka. S. Dak., Dee. 18. 

TENNESSEE 

Li.nc„o„e.-We had a good Thanksgiving ■•^J^^. 

mee't n'g"»i i. EU^r N.ad^reiitog "ta yearly report o, the treasurer 

w " ead"au'l accepted. The ofTeri,,, faken VW. for ynM* de «... 

,i„,„, Sll; home missions, $4.50 and treasury. $S.4S. Ehkr' L. u. 

S:a rd!urch Kc'^Hior 1 ;: ss&L££tt£2 

New Hope churel. met in council Dec. II with Eld J B Hilbert 

»F'- Th "";:!c s vSer u'QSJzr&.^Er™** 

^^'r r w;re"g,adTnavc w!to s Bro. C. D. llylt.n o. Rtjiimke, 
Va. We have prayer meeting each Sunday night.-Mattte E. Hilbert, 
Jonesboro, Tenii., Dec. 20. 

Sweetwater Valley church ha, enjoyed a spiritual feast the past 
two wS. Bro J R. Jack-.m of Relief, N. C. begun a ser.e, of 
nee ting, tor U. Dec. 5 coulinuiug until the 19th. He delivered 
Jgiten upliltlng and inspiring sermons. Seven fine young people, 
one a mother were received into the church hy baptism. Bro Jack 
eof, visited a number ol homes, some non-ni=,ubers. who testified 
thai they were benefited by his coining. Our revival proved a real 

inai inc. ,. ,.,,,1, p,., r l M llarriilglon, Sweetwater, 

blessing m deed and in truth. — t can w. sia,""a. . 
Tcnn., Dec. 20. 



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January — June, 1927 

Each six months sees an increased in- 
terest in the Christian Workers' Society. 
The General Secretary is planning some in- 
teresting things. These booklets contain 
not only the topics, but a good outline to 
follow, and will be of assistance in working 
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PENNSYLVANIA 

Carlisle church met in council Dec. 6 with Eld. J. E. Tr 
Biding Out letter was received and three were granted. 
lowine officers were elected: Harry Sollenbcrger, trust.-, ,. - 
FaulUer, secretary; Jos. Shatto, " Gospel Messenger .agent; Sunday- 
school superintendent. C. B. Sollenber e er. Our pastor and w.fc are 
takint! a rest in Florida for three months. Bro. Shatto has finished 
the work of altering the Sunday-school rooms for which we are very 
glad Our pastor and wife gave another mterest.ng report last night. 
Dec. 19 we rendered our Christmas program to a splendid audiencc- 
J. E. Faulkner. Carlisle, Fa., Dec. 20. 

Frankfort, \Vm„ died Dec. 6. 1926 from a stroke after an illncss^of 
nearly a week although health had been failing for some time. His 
ace was X years 11 months and 14 days. About twenty-one years 
a S o Bro. Frankfort un.ted with the church and remained faithful to 
the end. He was bom at Hahnstown but has resided at Ephrata for 
the past twenty-five years. He is survived by his wife Ella (nee 
Mamall). two daughters and three grandchildren, two sisters and one 
brother. Services at the church at this place by Elders David K. - 
hefner and Samuel Kulp. Interment in Mohlers cemetcry.-Gcrtrudc 
R. Shirk, Ephrata, Pa. ' . . 

Fredericksburg.— We recently had the privilege »' having Hro. 
B W F Ebersolc of Hershey, Pa. give sixteen soul-inspiring ad- 
dresses during a revival meeting at Kankstowr, church. Without 
doubt a great spiritual uplift was felt in our congregation. Thanks- 
giving services were at Fredericksburg church Nov. 25 with Bro. 
Ebersole preaching the sermon. The church met in council Dec. 11 
, house With Elders E. M. Wcnger, Ira D, Gibbcl and 
r present. We chose one deacon, the lotfalling - 



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Ono, Pa.. Dec. 16. 

Germantown. — We art 
having been baptUcd s 
been going on recently 
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;lill increasing our church membership, ten 
e our last report. The campaign which has 
i Philadelphia is increasing church member- 
ami we are glad to report that we in German - 
, The attendance still keeps good in all branches 
Our neighboring ministers are still assisting in our 
prayer meetings. Dee. 9 the pastor of the Congregational church was 
with us and Dec. 16, Bro. Quincy Hobopple.— Frank P. Jester, Ger- 
mantown.'Pa., Dec- 19. 

Green Tree.— Election ot Sunday-school officers was held Dec. 5. 
** . Paul Zuck will be our new superintendent. Other capable per- 
various offices and we are looking forward 
.-'s work. New church officials were elected 
i meeting of the church. The four trustees 
; reelected. Sister Susan Famous will be the 
yi-ar.— Mrs. F. R. Zimmerman, Norristowu, 



. ...ire elected to fill 
to a very successful yea 
at the quarterly bu 
whose term expired 
correspondent for i 
Pa., Dec. 17. 

Indian Creek church 
Shisler presiding. Tw 
Sunday .^cho'tl olh 



in council Dec. 4 with Eld. James B. 
rtificatcs of membership were received, 
era were elected for the year with Brethren Jonas 
Cassel and Lincoln Nycc. superintendents. The annual report of the 
missionary solicitors was also received. They reported a collection 
of $173 which we decided to contribute to the foreign mission cause. 
An offering for church expenses was also received. Our fall love 
feast was held Oct. 30. Eld. E. M. Wcnger of Fredericksburg, Pa., 
officiated at the communion service and also preached a very helpful 
and interesting sermon at the regular Sunday morning services. 
Nov. 7 we held a farewell and consecration service for Sister Sara 
C. Shisler who sailed for the Africa mission field Nov. 13. It was a 
great service. The church was crowded to the doors and a number of 
people had to be turned away. The missionary .offering amounted 
lo $133. We arc pleased to note an increased interest in the great 
cause of missions. Thanksgiving Day morning services were fairly 
well attended and an offering of $)SB was lifted for the Near East 
Relief. The Bible Extension Course being conducted in the church 



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Worthy Fruit 

But if there is to be more truth than poetry in the 
possibilities suggested by this heavenly-sounding year 
we must "bring forth fruit therefore worthy of re- 
pentance." Where there is no fruit, there is no re- 
pentance. The nature of repentance is such that it 
not exist without yielding fruit. And the ™t 
is •' worthy " of it, suitable to it. its natural, inevitable 
expression. 

We are not publicans, nor soldiers, nor Pharisees. 
We are not any of these literally and yet we may be 
,11 of them in the things that make us need repentance. 
What John demanded of these several classes was a 
change from selfishness to love. The form of their 
nnbrotherliness was determined by their particular 
relations with their fellows. But unbrotherhnes it 
was in every case. At the root of that there was also 
Is there always is, an inordinate love of things materia 
and a corresponding lack of appreciation of thing 
spiritual. This was what made them greedy and i unjus 
and oppressive in their business relations". If hey 
had valued spiritual- riches at their true worth, they 
could not have been guilty of the sins John charged 
against them. Selfish greed was then, as always, a 
fruit of worldliness. 

It is also true that worldliness is nourished by selfish- 
ness ' The practice of injustice or of unbrotherlmess 
in any of its milder forms tends to kill out any tiny 
rootlets of spiritual appreciation and so to make one 
more and more a slave of carnal impulses. Indeed 
the love of one's own pleasure in contrast with that 
of others is so closely related to the love of mater, 
thi ngs in contrast with spiritual, that you , can . 1 rardly 
tell sometimes which is primary and which is the out- 
growth of the other. It works both ways. They feed 
on each other. They cooperate perfectly and together 
create that state of spiritual lovelessness which shuts 
out all possibility of sharing in the Kingdom of heaven. 
The victim of it can neither enjoy that Kingdom nor 
promote it. He simply can not enter in. 

Now the hard part of this business is to see the 
practical implications of this doctrine for w. It does 
not get under our skins that " fruit worthy of repent- 
ance » is essentially the same thing in America in nine- 
teen twenty-seven that it was in twenty-seven in Judea 
and Galilee. The prefix nineteen doesn t affect the 
substance of the thing at all. It has affected the voca- 
tions we follow, the ways in which we touch our fel- 
lows but that contact with our fellows is now as it 



was then the spot where the fruit appears. We are 
not publicans or soldiers, we said, or Pharisees, but 
we are farmers and merchants and housewives and 
bishops and pastors and conservatives and liberals and 
secretaries and students and treasurers and teachers 
and several other things. And the thing that is the 
matter is the scarcity or absence of fruit in these 
human relationships. It is just that prosaic, matter- 
of-fact thing that keeps the Kingdom " at hand, stay- 
ing off indefinitely the realization of it. 

This dearth of worthy fruit is prolonged by the sub- 
conscious feeling that when you have mentally agreed 
that repentance is one of the conditions of salvation 
you are through with it. The acceptance of the doc- 
trine is the fulfillment of the condition! Ask John, 
and don't fail to see the lightning in his eye as he 
thunders out his answer: " Bring forth fruit therefore 
worthy of repentance." 

"Therefore!" Because, no fruit, no repentance; 
and no repentance, no Kingdom of heaven. Why 
waste words on anything so plain as this.' 

"Worthy!" Suitable to, consistent with, expres- 
sive of repentance. Not sham fruit, not a mere pre- 
tense of fruit, but good fruit, real fruit, worthy fruit. 
Worthy fruit is the practice of brotherliness, the 
golden rule, in one's relations with his fellows no 
matter what his position, vocation, politics or theology 
may be. This is what John said, in substance, to his 
inquirers and it is what he says to us. 

Was it not a harsh demand that John made, insist- 
ing on the fruit of love for others, at once, even 
before he was willing to baptize? Does it not take 
time to yield fruit? To mature it, yes, but not to 
beam to bear it. You do not need much time o 
change your mind, to choose another course and to 
set out upon it. What John's hearers, wanted to 
■< bcin " to do was to say that Abraham was their 
father and that therefore they had no moral or spirit- 
ual need. John wanted them to begin to practice love, 
by sharing their coats, for instance, with those who 

had none. . , 

In like manner we want to begin to say that we 
are the children of our fathers. Have we not the true 
faith, even as they had? Is not the New Testament 
our creed, as it was theirs? Do we not accept the 
whole Gospel, as did they? Are we not sound on 
the fundamental doctrines, as they were? But these 
beautifully sounding claims will not get us ar in 
turning the "at hand" Kingdom into an actual act 
What we'd better begin to do is to bring forth fruit 
worthy of repentance by some new advances in the 

"'How broad d* field grows as our hearts respond 
to the spirit of the Gospel ! Life all about us involving 
business and social relationships in which we have a 
part and for which we must accept our share of re- 
sponsible, is far below the demands of love. It 
self-centered and carnal and it is as much so as it is 
because we are as much so as we are. It wc^d be 
different, a little different and possibly much different, 

we ourselves were different. We can not change 
tlnngs altogether, all at once, all alone But we can 
begin at once: We can begn, ourselves. We can 
begin at home. , 

Bringing forth fruit worthy of ^"tance is h 
unchanging condition of Kingdom progress. It is the 
next step now. The fruit is love. 



Episcopal bishop, it would be a great gain tor religion 
if the essential truth of them were more widely under- 
stood Wholesome instruction is necessary and need 
not be thought of as fetters, nor is a catechism with- 
out value, but the bishop discerns correctly that Paul s 
objective lay beyond these, in the spirit of utter yet 
glad devotion to Jesus Christ which he sought to 
awaken To this end all his lengthy and labored argu- 
ment was directed. To help the Christian converts to 
see how good the gracious God had been to them, and 
thus to inspire them with an unquenchable love for 
him and an unconquerable will to dare and do and 
die for him, and so to find the joy of grand and rich 
living— that's what Paul was after. 

He would do the same for you and will, it you fol- 
low him with your eye on the goal he holds before you. 
Then it will not he hard. The " fire of his song 
will keep you going. 



What Paul Wrote About 



« The real Paul comes to bring us not a catechism 
but a canticle; not fetters of his instruction but fire of 

^Without taking too literally these words of an 



Faith and Experience 

A noted author and preacher-lecturer has a series of 
lectures which he calls " Why I Believe in Jesus; A 
Personal Experience." The implication of his theme 
is that he believes in Jesus because of his experience, 
or at least that bis experience has made an important 
contribution to his faith. 

Was it not exactly so with the first believers in 
Jesus' They were drawn to him by the testimony of 
others On the strength of that testimony they hoped 
to find in him tire object of their long-cherished desires 
In this they were disappointed. Yet something held 
them There came a day when many of his disciples 
walked no more with him. Would they also go away. 
No they would not. To whom could they go? Ex- 
perience had convinced them that he alone had the 
words of eternal life, the crumbling of their own 
air castles notwithstanding. And more experience led 
them into depths of fellowship vastly more satisfying 
than anything their earlier dreams had pictured could 
ever have been. 

At first they believed in Jesus without experience 
Then they believed in him in spite of experience. And 
finally they believed in him because of expense. 

Conduct a little self-examination here. What has 
been the bearing of your experience on your faith m 
Tesus' Most disappointing, of all would be he dis- 
covery that your faith had not been affected by your 
experience. That would suggest something radically 
wrong. If your experience has been normal it has 
sometime disturbed your faith somewhat, possibly has 
given it a good shaking up, and then has broadened and 
stabilized and deepened and enriched it. 

Possibly You Know Them 

They belong to church. The best people of the 
community do, and it must he understood that they 
belong to the very best people. 

They attend the services, sometimes. It takes 
very slight provocation to keep then, away. If they 
, e away from home for a few weeks or months vsit- 
„g friends or sightseeing or on business, they we com 
the opportunity to dismiss all concern about the 

Ch The b y give for the support of the church, just as little 
as they can get along with and maintain <"P£" 
ability When there is something extra needed they 
do not give if they can get by without attracting too 
much attention to the fact. 

The answer? They have no interest in the cause 
i, V, .rinds for They mind earthly things. W hat 
h^tS nth" have is purely a social investment 
it do«n? bring much returns but it brings allots 
worth. 




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In love or grace! 

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The Consecration of Life 

BY EARL M. BOWMAN 

Our blessed Lord said in his high priestly prayer: 



e rt n cts e rrsrx c o^ f s w it hauits 

;: S of haTd and head and heart And self-con- 
secration is the most effectual way by whtch we can 
serve God in our generation. This ,s the way m whtch 
he torch has been handed on by the long succession of 
„ since the Gospel of Christ came into the world. 
Chris, is calling us today to a more earnest and con- 
secrated life. Christ is asking for what Saint Pau 
tod"n mind when he wrote of the "living sacrifice 
No aimed or crippled thing could be offered to God 
under the Jewish law. And if we wou d devote ou- 
selves to God we must see to it that we have a hv ng 
,f"-to devote to him. Self-consecration is not a 
life of negation and passivity; it is a hfe of activity 
and progress. Self-consecration is the supreme energy 
n, as rtion of .the human will toward godly goals 
tls not a "living death," hut a •'dying hfe/ to wttch 

we pledge ourselves when we say : " Lo, I am come to 
do thy will, O God." 

Recall those other words of Saint Paul when he 
. S ays- " 1 die dailv." They are the most hopeful and 
optimistic view of 1 life that has ever been propounded 
_if understood aright. They simply mean that by 
living through an infinite ^umber of tiny choices, 
each involving the refusal of the lower and evil possi- 
bility and the acceptance of the higher and righteous 
possibility, we may in truth get rid of the moral hin- 
drances which so easily beset us. These hindrances 
do really die and disappear. And through this refining 
process of a dying life we win immortality and become 
fit for God's presence. For if man gives himself to. 
writing good books just so much of him' dies that he 
may live again in good literature ; and if a man give 
himself to the painting of pictures, then so much ot 
him dies that he may live again in art; so also with 
the preacher who gives himself to preaching sermons, 
for so much of him dies that he may live again in re- 
generated souls. Tohn Wesley died to Methodism and 
lives again in her glorious institutions. But in all 
these cases man has had to consecrate himself to the 
highest good. 

It is just here in this principle of self-consccratton 
that Christianity differs from all the other world's liv- 
ing religions. Dr. E. S. Jones of India sa.d at the 
Foreign Missions Convention recently held at V> ash- 
ington, D. C. ; 

Greece said: -Be moderate— know thyself." 
Rome said: " Be strong— order thyself." 
Confucianism says: " Be superior-correct thyself.' 
Buddhism says: " Be disillusioned— annihilate thy 

self." . ,„ 

Hinduism says: " Be separate— merge thyself. 



Mohammadism says 

'"''■'' , . ..- rt.. liolv— conform thyself." 

'''"'""""h'V 'in,lnTsays-"Be industrious-en joy 
Modern Materialism says. 

thyself." 

Modern Dilettanism says 

Canity says:" Be Christlihe-givc^sclf^ 

Christ gives to you and me "^J^s 
r erg 1i,;C--^-wt;rrecogni Z es 

out wdiat that motto means il \ n ^ will you 
school now and I may not be back ne* year ^ y 

- ^" Ml^thi^^met^ut God first; 
X second, rcl myself third. That ,s the motto I 

S T"-ZTZT:ZV : thou'have me do ? " At 
S'one^be difficulties of ourtirnes is that f do 

-nSSt^^ifntr a battle, 
but aioy e wu b the devil at the wheel and hell just 
1m lb corner. That phrase in the Constitution 
> lit of happiness," is interpreted by many peopi 
J if our fathers had a good time in mind But no 
„f men ever lived who had higher tdeals and 
r^^mmgtosacrtficeselfforthegood^ 

their fellows. They were a group of men ^who were 
willing to die for their convtctions. And such a thing 
"generally called a "good time" today never en- 
as is b<=" c j happiness pur- 

tered into their minds. It is well 11 ' 

suers to realize that happiness comes as a bv-P rodutt 
of work and play in reasonable measure, decent living 
nletrng our Responsibilities like men and women, and 
„, the giving of ourselves in unselfish ^'.ces 

Life is a battle against sin, ignorance, selfistaes 
hatred envy, exclusiveness and intolerance. Ihere 
o Ume to loiter about pmk teas and argue about con- 
troversial issues. The time has come for »»■£«* 
and do the truth. Life is an opportunity, and , n fac 
that opportunity we must hew close to the 1 me, » 
different as to where the chips may fall. Life is a 
race to be run and whether long or short we must run 
well. Lincoln did not run a long race, but he beat the 
assassin's bullet. The tragedy of the world today is 
that so few people regard life as a race-track, with a 
heavenly goal to reach; it is a pink tea instead. 

We Jed to consecrate ourselves, with all our 
powers, to the building of a better world. We must 
busy ourselves with construction and reconstruction. 
We are trustees of life with all its powers and capac- 
ities and liabilities. Christ wants our lives. Our he 
may be given to business, but that business ought to 
be consecrated to Christ. Our life may be gtven to 
science, but it must not be a Christless. science. Our 
life may be devoted to education, but it must not be an 
education with God left out. Whatever we are domg 
it ought to be done with a God-consciousness. 

Somebody has said: " A Christian has no more right 
to become a carpenter, or a stone mason, or a doctor 
without a call than he has to become a mimster without 
a call To be a true steward of life means that a farm- 
er will raise crops, a teacher will teach school, and a 
doctor will perform his duties with exactly the same 
purpose and fidelity as are to be expected in the case 
of the minister and the missionary." 



service, consecrated to uic ^ ^ ^ 

a new heaven and a new 
eousness ! 

Washington. D. C. 



le strenuous «*~ ~-- - 

earth wherein dwelleth right- 



of the 



A Bit of Pioneering 

BY ROU-AND WOLFE 
1 1 . tl 1( i piohth anniversary 

1!Q teachers of military training, today mere 
830 Lai year 10,000 college boys were trained in 
,e R O T C (Student Army Training Camps). 
X is R yea°r loo'o are being trained and the War De 
partnfent says they will soon h«*^«^ 
lv Is this the policy upon which America a 
built UP In order that we may appreciate the serious- 
ness oTthts type of war propaganda ^LT^ 
the country I shall -quote from just one lecture 
fo lowing is part of an address given in the class on 
Militlo Psydiology to the students at Camp Kearney . 
•■Gentlemen: This is a period of -^ The great wars 
of ,„e world have not been fong ^ntlent^ ^ 

ycu . You are coming to an age when ^ 

^ve-no, V t". wish for ever.asting peace ,s 
born of fear and ignorance. 

•■There are few new ^J^^O^sZ 
will survive; the weak must ner sh b, eel ^ 

draft your bodies for the greatest war that 

"xhTchurch must counteract all these influences 
ThelutLi is far from hopeless. The facts ,m 
mean that the situation needs attent.on or we soon will 
ZZ militaristic as Germany was before the war We 
were told the last war was to end war. But then on 
Ju, 4 of this year we find the Chicago Tnbune de- 
o „g its memorial day number to Prospect , -oi 
b ri„ g ! ng on a war with Japan." You can find a thou- 

Z. triot was to kill some one for your country. 

$12.% tor every i $255,000,000 or $6.43 

fOT thC Z P aceS United States spent $554,- 
SoOOOO or $4 94 per Capita in preparation for the next 
r !f tht chutes of the nation continue tc, perm, 
this preparation we will heeve war soon. Voltaire 
a ei "as we consider him to be. put to shame much of 

P ,,mudee S a punished unless they kill in large num 
a b ""id to the sou'id of trumpets." E-~r Uoyd 
George says: " I wish to God the churches had inter, 
vened in 1914." Now is the time for our church to 
« !„ the situation in our country. 1 1 noticed ,n 
the columns of the Christian Century tha on Aug 
30-Sept. 1 the fifth conference of paclfis churchy of 
America was fields Sorry was I to see that ,, , «J 
of churches which cling to this doctrine ou, church wa 
the only one not Sentioned. Possibly we nay h*™ 
been represented, but our representation dtd no. take 
uecu iv-p t re p rese nte(l, 

the form of leadership. If we were n * 

r^C^ttto leaven the whole lump^hich 
is the whole nation and the whole world. If we wish 
o makeour stand on peace affect our nation, pohcie, 
we must learn to cooperate with other agencies 



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righteousness. "Strength united is stronger. 1 h.s 
is one way in which the church can enlarge her 
sphere of influence. We have' pioneered in upholding 
the peace ideal. Other churches have followed until 
they have practically all taken definite stands against 
war. Now it is our task to pioneer still farther, rather 
than to let our voice.be stilled. 

Obcrlin, Ohio. „^ 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 8, 1927 

s gy, and will do the execution which it is intended to 
perform. In this way then the surplus energy aroused 
for the purpose of overcoming the difficulty will func- 
tion as it was meant that it should by the Creator, in- 
stead of miscarrying entirely. 
Oak Pork, III. 



Church Fathers in Africa 



Anger and How to Overcome It 

BY ALBERT C. WIEAND 

This very morning I had two splendid chances to 
become angry. In the first place, I got up very early in 
order to do some dictating. Then when I was all 
ready and opened the dictaphone, I found it was out 
of order and wouldn't work. Of course, I was 
tempted, first of all, to make it work somehow, but 
soon I found that that wouldn't do. -it was hopelessly 
out of commission and nothing short of a trip down 
town to the repair shop would put it back again ready 
for use Then, of course, I was tempted to accuse 
some one of breaking it and to be angry and storm 
about it. However, I did not do this. And instead 
of doing that foolish thing, my thoughts were directed 
in the line of planning a real remedy, rather than spend 
my energy and vent my spleen on something or 
somebody— things that would do no good whatsoever. 
Thus I hit upon the idea of leaving my home and going 
to my office and there dictating on the office machine. 
And so, changing my program, I put on my coat, 
rubbers and hat and went on my way to the station, 
rejoicing that I had not thus yielded to the passion of 
anger. When I was a block or two from home, I 
reached in my pocket feeling for my weekly trans- 
portation card on the elevated railway. But soon I 
found that I had the evening before given Hie card to 
my wife and had' forgotten to ask her for its return. 
So again, my plan and purpose were thwarted, and 
I was tempted once more to become angry; but in- 
stead, I began to think what I should do. Should I 
go. out without it? No, because, I had several trips to 
make on the elevated and I could well afford to go 
back after it. Thus, instead of doing the foolish thing, 
I did the thing which really was the right and useful 
, thing to do, and the thing that helped me out of my 
difficulty. 

Now, was it coincidence or was it providence that 
I had put my psychology in my brief case to take along 
with me to read on the train? Again, was it an acci- 
dent or providential guidance or cooperation that I 
turned to read about the psychology of anger? And 
did not the psychologist this time give a really illum- 
inative analysis of the essential nature of anger— what 
it means and how it arises? His discussion proved 
very helpful to me, especially in the light of my experi- 
ence. For McDougall, the psychologist of Harvard, 
went on to say that the condition for the arising of 
anger is essentially one that supervenes upon- the exer- 
cise of the other means of activities. When these 
other activities, which one is just about to execute are 
thwarted or blocked, then anger arises. 

And then I thought, if this is the essential nature 
of anger, then certainly I know the efficient remedy 
for anger; and that is, instead of venting this arrested 
energy, purpose, will power and dynamic force quite 
fruitlessly, foolishly, and destructively, the thing to 
do is to find some way around or through, or under, 
or over the obstacle that has temporarily thwarted 
one's purpose. 

Now I shall mention to the reader that if he will 
take this analysis of anger by the great psychologist 
seriously, and will take also the suggested remedy se- 
riously, and will cultivate in himself the habit that when 
his purposes are thwarted and he is tempted to become 
angry and feels the impulse arising, he will just divert 
that impulse to the essential plan of finding some 
other way of accomplishing his ends. Keep your eye 
still fixed on the goal, then if somejiindrance arises, 
instead of going on in some foolish way, find some 
other way, means, plan or method of accomplishing 
your end. This you will find will furnish a sufficient 
and legitimate outlet for the dammed up dynamic ener- 



BY EZRA FI.0RY 
For Use in Africa Mission Study 

From the beginning of the Christian era Africa has 
been the battleground where some of the hardest bat- 
tles -have been fought. In the early days Christianity 
spread rapidly along the northern coast, and before the . 
middle of the second century well organized churches 
were found in every important city and town. In 
A. D. 202 Tertullian said there were as many Chris- 
tians in the cities as pagans. In A. D. 235 a great 
council was held in Africa which was attended by thir- 
ty-five bishops. Roman authorities became alarmed 
at the rapid spread of this new doctrine which began 
to rival that of the Roman Empire. Christians were 
in the most distant colonies, in the army, and in every 
important civil office. Then Rome began to try to 
stamp out Christianity. In Africa the Gospel was 
propagated in spite of extreme persecution and vio- 
lence. 

In 202 an edict was issued by Septimus Severus_ 
which forbade conversion to Christianity and sent a 
storm of persecution sweeping down over northern 
Africa and Egypt. This took Leonidas the father of 
Origen as a martyr. Some of the martyrs were slowly 
dipped in burning pitch; some who would not sur- 
render their faith were thrown into the arena to be 
torn by maddened bulls, or wild beasts; some were 
beheaded, others were left to die in heavy chain- or 
were stretched on racks. In spite of these persecu- 
tions the church continued to grow in northern Africa. 
In addition to its numerical strength, Africa had 
some of the greatest intellectual leaders of the early 
church. Of the twenty greatest names in the history 
of Christianity in the first four centuries after the 
apostles, more than one half belonged to Africa. There 
was OW<7<-». one of the greatest scholars and one of 
the most brilliant intellects of the world. His school 
for teaching religion still challenges the attention of 
students. His writings and defenses of the Christian 
faith are a monument to the cause of Christ. When 
but a boy of seventeen his father was sentenced I" die. 
Origen, the oldest, wanted to go and die with Ins 
father. ' At last his mother hid his clothes to prevent 
his doing so. Origen then wrote a pathetic letter to 
his father insisting that his father cling to his faith. 

Earlier than Origen, lived Tertullian m the once re- 
nowned city of Carthage— the rival city of Rome and 
situated about due south of Rome in northern Africa. 
Tertullian wrote much in defense of the Christian 
faith. He was the first of the Church Fathers to 
write in Latin. Historians are still indebted to this 
leader for many annals of the early church. 

Clement of Alexandria is a name which distinguishes 
this great leader from one of the same name who lived 
earlier in Rome. Clement was a great schoolman as 
well as a missionary who did much writing ami preach- 

' n S- ,„ 

The words. "To the lions! Cyprian to the hons! 
was the cry when' the Decian persecution broke upon the 
Christians. This was a terrible persecution intended to 
compel Christians to return to paganism. Cyprian was 
condemned. A plague broke out and pagans fled from 
the sick, not even supplying them with food and care. 
It was then that Cvprian organized his band of Chris- 
tians to feed and nurse these plague stricken people 
and when they died to bury them. These deeds so 
touched the pagans that when Cyprian went forth to 
be beheaded eight years later many pagans followed 
him weeping and lamenting over so good a man. The 
story of the life of this saint reads like a novel. Cyp- 
rian had been pagan. He suffered the loss of great 
wealth and friends to follow Christ. At that time it 
was unusual to make one a bishop until he had been in 



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the church a long time. But Cyprian was so humble 
and exemplary that he was ordained bishop when but 
two years a Christian. 

Alhanasius of Alexandria was another prominent 
leader. He devoted his energies to combating a heresy 
led by Arius. His heresy denied that Jesus was divine, 
making him an exalted human. This man lived many 
years. When a boy he played church with other chil- 
dren and even then exhibited traits of the great man 
he was to be. The Christian faith was being more 
generally accepted in his time but was in danger of the 
enemies of heretical teaching. A great meeting of 
church leaders was called at Nicxa A. D. 326, the first 
general council, and this Athanasius became conspic- 
• uous for his defense of the faith and he took a promi- 
nent part in framing the great Nicaian Creed which 
preserved the true doctrine of Christ. 

Augustine was born the son of one of the greatest 
and most saintly women of the Christian era, Santa 
Monica. He was wayward until at last while attend- 
ing school in Rome he was attracted to Christianity by 
the preaching of the great Ambrose. The story of his 
life is intensely interesting. He speaks the sentiments 
of the Latin age in which he lived. He is known as 
the "Father of Latin theology." His chief works 
are; "■ On the Grace of Christ," " Original Sin," " City 
of God," "Confessions" (an autobiography). 
Elgin, III. ^ 



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Science and Religion 

BY LEANDER SMITH 
"The image of tlie invisible God" (Col. 1: 15). 
It is quite clear that without a great effort both of 
the heart and the intellect, we can never attain a knowl- 
edge of God. In religion, as in other things, the truths 
which are simplest are also deepest. The Jews in olden 
times were constantly relapsing into idolatry because 
they could not endure the purely spiritual nature of 
God. And it is much the same with us. There are 
idols of the mind which take the place of the image; 
idols of tradition and language which come between us 
and God ; idols of the temple, too. in which good and 
evil seem to be inseparably blended. 

Consider God's dealings will, us in the physical 
world. We must acknowledge that God governs the 
world by fixed laws; he does not alter these laws at, 
our wish. We thankfully look upon the world as a 
scene of law and order in which countless multitudes 
are marching along the highway of God's providence 
and " they do not break their ranks." but are obedient 
to the will of their Leader. Such a view, instead of 
shutting out God from the world, seems rather to re- 
store the world to God. 

Consider God's dealings with us in die moral and 
spiritual world. There is a moral law winch God has 
implanted in our hearts, one which tells not what is, 
Inn ought to be, and what will he when his purposes 
are finally accomplished. F.ven those who have not 
acknowledged a personal God, have recognized a prin- 
ciple, of right higher than nature, a better self which 
has care and control over the worse. A few of us 
make this better self the law of our lives. 

The practical aspect of religion which flows from 
these reflections of the eternal Being is this: as our 
power over nature increases, our responsibility towards 
other men increases also. Every man has in him a 
principle of right and truth far above his own prac- 
tice, to which he should strive to attain. 

Living as we do, far down the stream of time, when 
Ion- ago the name of Christ had already been asso- 
ciated with all that was good and classical in literature, 
the most refined in art, the most exquisite in poetry, the 
most generous in chivalry, the most. advanced m civili- 
zation when the cross was no word of shame, it is 
difficult for us to throw ourselves into the spirit ot 
the a»e of Paul and estimate the grandeur of thought, 
and the strangeness with which the Word must have 
burst upon the world. And yet. the whole expansion 
of the Christian's history is but the fulfillment of the 
vision of " The image of the invisible God." 
Myrtle Point, Oregon. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 8, 1927 



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Some Characteristics of the Third Gospel 

BY GLENN McRAE 

s ££^^- V~ -.-s-s 

"^e Third Gospel makes a distinct portraiture. Cer- 
tain emphases are easily distinguished. These : give he 
Gospd its charm and indicate the character of ,ts con- 

'"^aiUesns is portrayed as a Man of Prayer. 
Luke alone relates that, at his baptism Christ wa 
pra, ng (3: 2!). After heahng the leper when crowd 
p Led h,m. Luke says Chris, withdrew into a de ert 
C prayed" (5: 16). Before choosmg the weWe 
Luke reminds ns Christ went into a mountain and 
S *e nigh, i" P-yer (6: 12). The thtrd Go pel 
records that Christ was praying at Ins transfiguration 
(929) Lnke notes that once when Jesus was pray- 
in. one of his disciples was provoked to exclaim, 
g -• mi . 11 Cif the four gos- 

•• Lord, teach ns to pray (11 . U- "t tr.eJ°u i g 
pel writers, Lnke alone records the parables of the 
P i MS- 1 Rl and the Pharisee and 

importunate widow (18- l-») a,lu mc . . 

,iq. a l-U And we are indebted 
publican at prayer (18: y-14). Ana « a 

to Luke for the prayer, " Father, mto thy lands I 
commend my spirit," the last words Jesus spoke upon 
the cross (23: 46). Jesus, as Luke portrays him, was 
preeminently a Man of Prayer. 

Again it is Luke's account that makes plain Jesus 
attitude 'toward womanhood. Many incidents are 
riven where woman was accorded an honored place. 
It tells how Jesus once met a funeral procession near 
the city of Nain. The sight of the gr.ef-str.cken 
widow on the way to bury her only son so touched 
the heart of Jesus that he halted the procession and re- 
stored the son to life (7: 11-17). On a preachmg 
tour among certain cities and villages, Jesus was ac- 
companied, so Luke records, by Mary Magdalene. 
Joanna, Susanna and many other women who were 
performing some sort of ministration (8: 1-3). It is a 
woman who lifts up her voice in praise_ after on. : ot 
the discourses of Jesus, so Luke reveals (11 : U-a>h 
A woman who had been afflicted with an infirmity 
for eighteen years was healed on the Sabbath and Luke 
includes this incident in his account (13: 10-17). 
The Third Gospel indicates that it is the figure of a 
widow that Jesus used to illustrate the efficacy of im- 
portune prayer (18: 1-8). It was a widow to whom 
Jesus called attention to illustrate the highest degree ot 
generous giving (21: 1-4). Luke does not oir.it the 
story of the sinful woman who anointed the feet ot 
Jesus and the gracious attitude of the Master m the 
situation (7. 36-49). Thus incident after modem m 
the narrative of Luke reveals the courtesy of Jesus to- 
ward women, his compassion at their misfortunes and 
his unwavering attitude of respect. From that day to 
this no one can doubt the sanctity of womanhood. 

It is the Third Gospel that shows Jesus in his un- 
mistakable attitude of compassion for the poor and his 
condemnation of the rich. To Luke we are indebted 
for Jesus' statement : " Blessed are ye poor " (6 : 20) , 
for the story of the rich fool (12: 13-21). the rich 
" man and Lazarus ( 16 : 19-31 ) , and the unjust steward 
(16- 1-13). And it is Luke who records the parable 
of the marriage feast where the rich are turned away 
and the poor are invited (14: 1-24). The man who 
puts his trust in riches will find slight comfort in 
reading the Third Gospel. 

But the chief characteristic of Luke's account is the 
emphasis made upon the human and humanitarian 
Christ. No mythical, ethereal character stalks the 
pages of the Third Gospel. Rather it is a flesh-and- 
blood friend who greets you. It is one who knows 
the yearnings of the poor, the downtrodden, the sinner 
and the outcast. Jesus, Visitor in many homes and 
Guest at many tables, was not made for the desert or 
monastery. He had too much in common with_the 



And out of his commingling with the 

"5, ..... i- ... ■ »» °< ■f'S'iSri 

Pha e riservho ( appall was not friendly toward 
h use. he gavfa greatly needed lesson m con* £sy 

a r"^e 9 re^\he sublime in those 

materials which- *** W ^ Tarab! ofT 
versal elements of human living. The parable of 



th rone of God. Three of these parables came alone 

from the pen of Luke. £ 

Such is the picture Like portrays of a Christ, not ot 

Hih^tS^hXfr^ 

friendly Christ, the Christ of home and street and 
rt and crowded way! That is Luke's picture and 
we do well to hang it in the gallery of our lives. 

Bethany, Ncbr. 






Ever* home of the Church i 
should have a copy of the Yearbook. The 
ministers especially will have use for it as 
book of reference. 

The old ministerial list was totally discarded 
The District Ministerial Boards were asked 
t0 furnish to the General Ministerial Board a 
correct list of the ministers with their ad- 
dresses. This task required several weeks 
of painstaking effort. Each minister should 
be interested enough to discover if his name 
and address are therein and correct. If you 
find that yours has been omitted write the sec- 
retary of your District Ministerial Board 
about the matter. If you do not know who 
he is consult the Yearbook for the informa- 
tion. 

That is just what the Yearbook is— a book 
of information and helpful facts about our 
church organizations and the work these or- 
ganizations are endeavoring to accomplish 
The material of the book has been furnished 
by the several Boards and gives something of 
what they have done and also what they would 
like to accomplish. 

The price of the Yearbook is ten cents. This 
does not pay for the printing and mailing not 
lything about the composition. How- 
are endeavoring to keep the price 
that all may find it easy to have the 



)27 book is ready to mail. Send in 

u.uer immediately on reading this. You 

, want it at the beginning of the year. Send 

orders to the Brethren Publishing House, 




Good Samaritan (10: 25-31) proclaims the undeni- 
able message of universal brotherhood. The parables 
of the lost coin (15: 8-10), the. lost sheep (15: 4-/), 
and the lost son (15: 11-32) show the Fathers love 
going out to the last erring child of the human race 
and The Father's rejoicing when even one broken sinner 
returns. Ten lepers are healed and only one returns 10 
express his gratitude, and he a Samaritan (17: H-1J) ■ 
How racial lines are obliterated and national barriers 
broken when Jesus speaks! These undying parables 
proclaim the high truth that beneath the color o the 
skin the slant of the eye, and the elevation of the 
cheek bone is a bond that unites all men. And they 
further proclaim that the Father's love is the golden 
chain that binds all hearts and draws them to the 



Meetings at Shou Yang 

BY C. D. BONSACK 

November 20 and 21 were two busy <»^^ a ?^„t 
., Shou Van, China. The .,«, ^J^Z of 

ilie morning and it was reiresinnti _ . 

Z ml listening to words of exhortation, as well as their 

St ;=":.::: "?='»"™- : 

redeemed China. , 

The „ex, meeting was a. ten o'clock This was to be 

were eleven men and boys, vve ara»uiy.<: j r . . 

In interpreter something of what baptism and the Chns- 
LShould mean, to winch there ■££•>££"££* 
considering the **?**/»*?££ Weh- ^ 

fully engaged in by the applicants, nor so reverently 
appreciated by the large audience present. 

Two incidents in connection. with tins service are worth 
reading On the day before a, -^ r ~ts 
ar.es were engaged ,„ he, noon hour o' P^^J w „ . 
were ma e for pr y by ^ ^ ^.^ 

™me 7n , >"owVep S £ fear was that he might not 

^b-^^rc-th^oith 

„, an bid man who walked eighty 4 or twenty-seven m. s 
to receive baptism. The joy in Ins face during all the 
meetings proved a further testimony to Ins faith. 

In the afternoon they assembled for their annual coonc* 
meeting when the representatives of the country village 

resent. Bro. B. M. F.ory was in charge at the :«*£ 
of the elder. Bro. Heisey. Here again all lad their 
Bibles Th rce hours were spent in the earnest discussion 

rom the v "ages briefly and with a most polite bow to 
r a t, e, In this act of courtesy the Chinese are 

experts While discussing their giving each month the 
old brother who had walked twenty-seven miles to be 
b Ued suggested that we ought not to give the same 
each month, out increase it, as God was constantly doing 
better Oungs for us 1 Well, I thought of the words of 
Te us "Not so great faith: no, not in Israel." Some tune 
ii given to the further study of stewardship and giving 
Tnen followed the discussion of a small pamphle w. 

m^h 'ha ds bC of P a eP c a omn,i..ee for study and report Even 
;r:tg^^.rrr,ne^ra^ their abC, 

and" it It will be remembered that all these local 
church expenses are paid ou, of their own offerings. 

Another matter that got much attention in the council 
mfeting was the best method of encouraging the new 
Christian, iust baptized. Wiser than some of us in the 
We they bought this most important. Bible study and 
Ii tag them in their homes were suggested as mo 
valuable- There developed in the thought of visiting a fact 
wlkh we often forge,, that often the home .s not open 
To visit o, Christians. In China there is no mdividuahty 



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°t:^rr consul in UK^ncn™^^ 

i i „«,„„• ( nr thr vear. But it was an vi_ijr 

Stetucrr^^t an American church -here 

"find such meetings common to our church l.fe It 

'was.aH most encouraging as to the progress and devclop- 

"if'the cvenrg k Bro. Voder preached a helpful discourse 
h ordinances, lhere 

:££,* *™ y : *:: c — . He re „*■ ^ a„d 

e sp S of prayer were manifest amid all the ordinances, 

"p" -like a cold room, stone floors and an unknown 
, .., of us prevented the fullest understanding 

dure the opening here but a lew jw « B _ 

of sacrifice and devotion that marked these two days o 
MM were impressive ,0 us as to the power of Christ 
to save and bless. 
Shou Yang, China. 



Saturday, February 12 
9:30 A.M., Missions.-F. H. Crumpacker 
10-25 A.M., The Bible for Today.-Edward Frantz. 
u':05A.M., A Special Number.-Musie Department. 
11 : 15 A. M., Address— Prof. Ray Cullcn. 
Sunday, February 13 
9:30 A.M., Sunday-school. 

10:00, Christ in the Chris.ian.-F. H Crumpacker. 
2-30 P.M., Dedication of the New Administration Budd- 
ing. Address, College Life and Chnlton Fa.th.-Ed- 
ward Frantz. 
6-30 P.M., Christian Workers. 
7-30 P.M., Closing Address.-Edward Frantz. 

The dedicatory service and all the week-day sessions w.ll 
he held in the College Chapel. , , 

Lodging will be free. Meals in the College Dunn, Hall 
will be thirty-five cents each. H. A. Frantz, 

La Verne, Calif. General Director of the Inst.tnte. 



"SOMETHING DIFFERENT' 




BIBLE INSTITUTE AT LA VERNE COLLECE 

The annual Bible Institute of La Verne College w.ll 
be held at La Verne, Calif., Feb. 6 to 13. The program 

is as follows: 

Sunday, February 6 

9:45 A.M., Sunday-school. 
11:00 A.M.. The Bible and Stewardsh.p.-F. H. Lrum 

packer. 
6:30 P.M., Christian Workers. 

7-30 P M., The Church Making the World a Fit Place 
in Which to Live.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
Monday, February 7 
9-30 A M„ Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
10-25 A M., The Bible for Today.-Edward Frantz. 
11 ^ OS A.M., A Special Nnmber.-Spcech Department. 
11-15 A.M., Address.-Presidcnt, E. M. Studebaker. 
1-55 P M., Missions— F. H. Crumpacker. 
2-50 P.M., Studies in Galatians.-Edward Frantz. 
7:30 P.M., Musical Program.— Director, Prof. a. 

8: 15 "V, What to Eat to Live-Edward Frantz. 

Tuesday, February 8 
9-30 A M., Missions— F. H. Crumpacker. 
10-25 A.M., The Bible for Today.-Edward Frantz. 
11-05 A M„ A Special Number.-Musie Department. 
11:15 A.M., Address.-Prof. W. I. T. Hoover. 
1 ■ 55 P M , Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
2:50 P.M., Studies in Galatians.-Edward Frantz. 
7:00 P.M., "The Fool "—Senior Class Play. 

Wednesday, February 9 
9 30 A.M., Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
10-25 A.M., The Bible for Today.-Edward Frantz. 
11:05 A.M., A Special Number.— Speech Department. 
11:15 A.M., Address.— Prof. C. E. Arnett. 
1 : 55 P. M., Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
2:50 P.M., Studies in Galatians.-Edward Erantz. 
7:30 P.M., Musical Program.-Director, Prof. a. B. 

Haugh. 
8:15 P.M., Address— F. H. Crumpacker. 

Thursday, February 10 
9:30 A.M., Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
10-25 A M„ The Bible for Today.-Edward Frantz. 
11:05 A.M., A Special Number.-Musie Department. 
11:15 A.M., Address— Prof. Harper Frantz. 
1 : 55 P. M, Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
2:50 P.M., Studies in Galatians.-Edward Frantz 
7:30 P.M., Historical Pageant of La Verne.-The De- 
partment of History, English and Speech. 
8:15 P. M., Address— F. H. Crumpacker. 

Friday, February 11 
9:30 A.M., Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
10-25 AM The Bible for Today.-Edward hrantz. 
11:05 A.M., A Special Number.-Speech Department 
11:15 A.M.. Types of Teaching in the School of Rehg.on. 
— Prof. Laura E. Haugh. 
1 : 55 P. M., Missions.— F. H. Crumpacker. 
2:50 P.M., Studies in Galatians.-Edward Frantz. 
7:30 P.M., Program.— Directed by District Y. P. Com- 

mittec. 
8:15 P.M., World Peace— Edward Frantz. 



We had such an interesting meeting last Sunday mgh 
that I thought I would pass along our program. We have 
only a small church membership and it .s sometimes a 
problem to keep up interest. Our pastor left recently and 
Sat makes it even more difficult, but tins meet.ng was 
enjoyed by every person, I think. 

„ the first place, the program committee decided that 
inasmuch as the old people are always giving us "Young 
PeopT's Meetings." we would like to change the order o 
things and have an "Old People's Meeting. We told 
onl/the people who were to be on the prpgr S m what. 
was about. Sunday morning we announced that tie eve 
nine meeting would be a surprise. That brought some 
that might no, have come otherwise. Yon should hav 
seen the pleased smiles on the faces of the older people 
when we gave the theme of the program! 

F, s» we had an opening song by the congregation. Then 
one "our young people took charge of the devotions 
Afterward ail of the young people, about seven or eight 
came U the front and sang, Faith of Our Fathers One of 
hTyoung people then gave a short talk on Our Apprec, - 
on of Old People, stressing the need o the.r coopera- 
ion A response was given by one of the old folks. A 
unior girl then sang. Rock of Ages, and -other read th e 
noem They Two. One of the young people wrote an 
e°sayon he jcesponsibi.ity of the Aged, which she read 
T we called on the old folks to sing a song. We w 

-^BtltBrr^elh^ir^r^ 
Bl^teSespe.ldowmTw.oftheolde.me.tch.se^.d. 

didn't""; atr^c^a -wrong or repeated one 

™ had already been given you were "spelled down." 

The loing side had to sing a song. After another song 

and prayer we were dismissed and I believe we all had 

ahett" feeling in our hearts, a greater appreciation of 

, „,|J and a feeling of comradeship that made us 
. each other and a fee. g ^ ^ ^ mQre 

-A.A Hilda Roberts, 

become one-sided. 

Hamler. Ohio. 



brain and his physical frame was able to support .t. This 
made him a tower of strength. His native ab.l.ty under 
the control of a pious Christian life made him a prudent 
safe and good leader. He could be calm and composed 
under circumstances of excitement. He set an example in 
his life's work that is worthy of imitation. He had the love 
and respect of his people among whom he wrought 
throughout his long life. His family, his church and the 
community in which he lived have great reason to be proud 
of the record he has left. Such men the world needs and 
can not well get along without. The world is left a better 
place because men like Bro. Zug have lived in it. 

The apostle speaking of the priests of old said, They 
could not continue by reason of death." The same ,s true 
of rainisters-and even more, they can not continue by 
reason of age. We gradually step out of the procession, 
and linger around awaiting the summons that comes sooner 

or later to all. 

Bro Zug under his burden of years could not for some 
years do very much ministerial work, but his interest and 
zeal never lagged. It will be a blessed thing to us all if 
„ can be as truthfully said of us, as we can say of our 
beloved brother, that his race was well run, and his lite s 
work well done. The closing years of his life were serene 
and peaceful. His eyesight and hearing were fading for 
several years: otherwise he was not a sufferer. He had 
his home with his son where he was tenderly cared for. 
And there he waited, composed and peaceful. 
Crowned with honor, crowned with love. 
As the sunset's glory deepened, 
Waiting for the call to come above. 
Hollidaysburg. Pa. J"- A ' Sdl - 






,N MEMOR1AM-ELD. SAMUEL R. ZUG 
AS I KNEW HIM 

. , , ,;.-.< the shining light that shincth more and 

My firs, knowledge of Bro. Zug was in 1866 when 
= „ assistant in the editorial sanctum of our first 
: "k yehrcb Ipcr. It was my work to handie the ma, 
and attend to the business of the house. I was at.rac d 
u Br" Zug-l letters as to form and beauty of penmanship 
They were models of style and elegance. Later on it w s 
, „„■„!!,.„;. to meet and become acquainted with 

B™. Zug y and r, :n aTta'chnrt'sprung up that lasted through- 

"w'e'mct a, District and Annual Meetings, and served a 

supervision labored with him ,n a mission field ,n Laeka 
"We' "W to the ministry in the same month of 

interested. Evidences of appreciation and respect 



LETTER FROM INDIA 

At the present writing the workers at Vyara are enjoying 
an institute which means a feast of good things Also 
had a love feast at which time an Indian brother by the 
name of Bhagwandas was called to the ministry Brethren 
Lichty and N. M. Maida officiated in tins work. We are 
very glad to see our Indian brethren thus assuming the 
responsibilities of church work. 

The Bulsar church met in regular council on Tuesday 
night Nov. 23. Three were restored to fellowship. Bro. 
G K Satvedi was chosen as elder of the Bulsar church 
for 1927. This is the first time in the history of our mis- 
sion that this has come to pass. Of course, it is the first 
me that it has been possible, for Bro. Salved, was, you 
mTy remember, ordained to the eldership only a few 
months ago: b„, it speaks well for the development and 
growth of the church that the members arc willing to 
accept these responsibilities as fas, as they are able May 
our elder have the prayers of God's people „. the discharge 
"V^L^at'Anklesvar, has called ,oge,her,he,nen,bers 
of last year's training class for a ten days' special ms„tute 
in which hey will "brush up" on methods and renew 
e ir spiratfon for work. The class has been doing 
good work-at least that part which came to Bulsar and 

Ja The°weather is cool again, and all evangelistic people 
are hastening to get out into the distr, cts wh.Ie the sun 
is no, shining so hot. Brother and Sister Kaytor at 
Vada are out, and we hope to go tomorrow. Next, week 
will likelv see all out. Will you hold up ,heir hands? 
, • - ,. I. E. Wagoner. 

Bulsar. India. 



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Notes From Our Correspondents 



3 



CALIFORNIA 



oar pa.lor prcd.ng. The major, y o Workers' Soe.ety 

elected with Bro. Clear, pres.dei.tot tl»_ U »"'™" , „ usurer 
and the writer ,"«"»"«" ".^"Vo d a " 'Thanksgiving offering. 

JS pa,. year" We ^« •£"?%£ SS'SI.™. 
a splend.d represeatanoa pr seot a j ^ „ffi c ,»ied. 

Bro. Soowberger of Santa A. a a>- ,.u i eider.hip by 

Since our las, report Bro Clear «. >«^ ha. taken .» 

Brelhren D.ckey and Carl. Oar =™« ■ Q , ;, 1o break 

,„.. Th. all.ndance ^^"0^ y o^ ^-ic" a,, incrca.ing in 
all previous records. U"r SWI *,,„„. , p «,al lor January, 
numbers. Our pas.o, .. P»P«™« »°™^ J, P „ Sun ,,„ c »ening 

Bro. «; t »",- S"- '"""' °" XM "- 

an d presented Ins * ,erc 1 °l" ,, '" , 1 -f Tier 17 

FU.II. Wo„e. Lo. Angeles, M.I. *?»■ ,- „ „,, with 

Davis .../ill o> "",'''"", ollr council Dec. 11 the tollowmg 
gave two in.truc.ve Mnws. « o»' . KjU „ .. Mts . 

*S.*S,"^ "'jfu.'rSwSSS.. Nadme Ke.l.r.-Mr, 

M imie S,„k. Reedley. Cab,., fee. 17. 

FLORIDA 

CU, Cou„.y.-The church nic. in ■"-g^*^^^ Su" 
eleeled lor lh; nex, year: Elder, *•»•<*»' •„ , ° P rin ,„ 1 .„ l ol Cradle 
dayschool. Olen Jenkins, S.«. I. H Cm . ■»' imt , M a„de 

Roll and "Messenger agenl. I. H. ^ r L^ . Worker,: D. F. 

,enk,ns. clerk: Irene Cm. jr. den, .1 Chm ^ ^ rf ^, 
Baxley. Irusfee. Dee. It tio. v Bowman gave us a sermon 

Clenny. Fla„ worshiped With «•■ "'," „,„ d .,ight(v.l wealher. 

which was edifying and probable. We a,e na k t „, m ,be 

Man, are ready ,o plan, >l.e <« <" « „ riHl 1 m „... their 
history ol our country. The young PCOP '. " s , ster 

„nle,enee near Kus.is on Dec « "^"'^S „,'„„„ which 
.-„„ has been suBer.ng much ... h b o, different 

confines us 10 .be home -si ol inc >■""■• 

(Continued on Page A, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 8, 



1927 




The Necessity of Work 

BY GALEN K. WALKER 
A Sermon 
" I must work the 



works of him that sent me, w 

, ■_._ ..„ m an cau work (Jonn 
day: the night cometh 



.... while it is 

when no man can 
tne i'ib ,il 

' :4) ' ,- . , „.p have three outstanding teachings, 
v J N ^t^::s^wo rk ;(2)whatto W o rk ; 

^^rTjts teaches us the necessity of wo*. 
t^ He has no place for «, ^^_ 

tow^aiK. did so much hard work. He thus sets an 
"SaxLsSpurgeo; when he was unable to preach; on 

to somebody or other about Jesus 

I cannot serve God one way, •- 
never leave off this blessed serv.ee. 

An incessant worker who was an evangelist was 
told- " You will kill yourself with your labors. To 
Ws he replied: "I cannot rest while souls are being 
lo^tlere is all eternity to rest in after hte on earth 

^tr'enunent divine who was suffering under a 
chronic sickness, was advised hy three phystctans to 
cease activities, and thus lengthen his life. If 1 g» 
m sll, * repose." said he to the doctors ^ *ng 
will vou guarantee my life?' They said Six year, 
"If I continue working, how long? They said. 
■■ Three years at most." Then answered the preache 
"I should prefer living two or three years in doing 
some good work, to living six in idleness. . ^o, 
Zrt life, and a merry one," is not the Christian con- 
ception of life. , 

" I must," is the language of necessity. Necessity is 
often a friend, not a foe. It stops our standing on one 
foot, wondering what to do. Emerson calls a mans 
task his " life preserver." 

Work is a necessity for several reasons: 
(a) It helps to keep one young. It is a sin to grow 
old in spirit. Spirit is immortal. Keep young by ac- 
tivity Marion Harland, at eighty-five years of age, 
author of over forty volumes, was still busy with her 
pen When she was asked the secret of her long life 
and her youthfulness she said : " It is a little humor and 
work every day. I would soon go to the graveyard or 
the insane asylum, if I were to stop work. 

lb) Work is conducive to health. When, folks are 
used to hard work, and then suddenly stop, it is often 
fatal An old man who had been working for a city 
for sixty-four years, was suddenly placed upon a pen- 
sion' and retired. He said: "This idleness is killing 
me " And so it shortly did. Work is not an affliction, 
nor an infliction, nor a penalty upon the human race. 
There was work to do in the garden of Eden before sin 
entered (Gen. 2: IS). Without work and exercise 
these physical bodies of ours would not develop prop- 
erly, and would not be able to resist disease and sick- 

" CS (0 Work reduces crime. When there is little or 
„ work for months, crime increases. " An idle brain 



, , „" ■' Labor conquers all things," 
^^^^leastLonquers the tendency to 

mischief, lawlessness, and vice. 

(d) Work is another term fo, ingenuity 
J declared that what most peopl call en 

eia. talent. He worke d t > t,. *v "^ ^ suc _ 

,he "teleser.be In order top ^ day 

cess ful electric lamp, he worked ^ > food 

several days without sleep nd.dn»st fiom0ct 

The electric age may be sa 

(Continued 



God's people. sole _ ^ ^^ .^.^ 



to 
upon 



21, 



rnei- 26) 



^fal, of Nineveh as a vindication^ God 
and a means to the deliverance of Judah. 

tra r :>« knew no regard for human feelings. See 



empr 



The Prophets in Everyday Life 

BY ERNEST G. HOFF 

XIX NalmmS Vindication of God's 1 
The book of Nahum has 



summary 



striking individuality. 

find in the other books. But the 1 P ^ 

his three *ort chapters ho. a tt t, ^ ^ 

single phase °^P.^f C Jf~ whic h make his 
phase with a vividness and power w ^ 

the entire Old Testament ^ even the 

poetic fonn m our English tians . y 

prose rendering cannot obscure the exceed, y 
poetic narration in ^ fe 1 urse ves mnoved into 
the message we maj ^at first ££ > ^ ^^ 

quite an ancient world ot e™' reflected in such 

Father who is^e, orM - ^ rain on ^ 
rise on the evil and he ood, a we 

^ttt^i^r^trnch prepay 
^efforts, even though our conscience b n o ; , en 
sitive on the Christian prmc.ples of love and g 

the former date (the " No-amon . of 3 . 8 s Tl ebe J 
and forward to the latter. But since the M 1 of 

STf™ aW 640B.C..lear the close of the reign 
of King Manasseh of Judah. 

The theme of the book, from first to last ,s the 

impending destruction of Nineveh. Though still 

Tf her supremacy, Nineveh, the capital of As- 

I v ri U a d I do omeTt fail. This is inevitable because 

A ^ia is an exceedingly cruel and sinful nauoi. an 

Jehovah orders the nations upon moral principle. 
The fall of Nineveh is necessary to the vindication of 
G d' moral government of the world. Read the book 
clrefuUy Note the triumphant ode on the destruction 
o 3 Nine'veh in chapter 1, and the forceful descnp t.on 
of the wickedness of the city and the process of her 
1, n hapters 2 and 3. In chapter 1 we are intro- 
£ ed immediately to the characteristic point of view 
of tie book (vs. 2-8). Jehovah is the grea, Sove eign 
of the universe, who is slow to anger* yet when his m 
1 g atior, is once aroused he brings terrible vengeance 
upon the enemies of his rule. Jehovah s «-M»» 
ever, is not mad passion. It is purposeful ; and its 
purpose is gracious. The same Jehovah who bmgs 
vengeance on his enemies, "is good, a stronghold ... 
,e day of trouble; and he knoweth them that take 
refuge in him" (v. 7). Indeed, bis wrath upon the 
wicked is the means by which he makes real his good- 
ness to those who seek his ways. 

In the last half of chapter 1, Judah is the object of 
God's protecting favor. The prophet evidently -views 
Judah in the ideal, not as the sinful Judah of history 
Some scholars feel that Nahum wrote his book a, 
away from Judah, and being thus removed from he 
ctual situation, he viewed her as God's true people 
nation of his favor. It is striking to note how Nahum 
differs from the other prophets at tins point Isaiah, 
^7, stance, predicts that Assyria will feel the, ud£- 
° n of God heavy upon her. But he also regards the 



he knew no regain — — „ 

the pictures of the.ravenous lion in 2 : 1 2 13. ?e 

U hands over thee; for upon wdion ha, h not thy 
wickedness- passed continually (3. «)■ _ u 



«f Pnrt'q neoole for 

a t^:sonab,e to hold the faith in our day that &d 
„ So ereig,i in the world and that he is actually con- 
tofl ng the course of nations? Is the view still tenable 
ha God brings destruction upon that nat.on which 
rampt undef foot the fundamental human values 
May we yet believe that he subordinates judgment to 
I y p,an o'f grace whereby be seeks to esta bhsh ml *e 

an affirmative answer to these quc-i 
message of Nahum have abiding value for us. But 
Xnsich an answer is granted, the book bears a bv- 
Z message which challenges fidelity to the law of God 
and faith in the triumph of his Kingdom. 

Chicago, III. ~»~ ■ 

First and Second Timothy and Titus 

BY EZRA FLORY 

T„ E two letters to Timothy and Titus are called 
Pastoral Epistles, because they treat pr.ncpally of the 
duties of the pastoral office. 

was written during the second imprisonment and not 
f, r from the time of his martyrdom. 

We know something of Timothy, for Paul fojmd 

ate Paul's release from the first imprisonment, that 
Paul wrote the two epistles to Timothy, 
l aui »i» r-irried the two letteis 

T ittle is known of Titus. He carricu u>c 

Eioin, ft). 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 8, 1927 



HOME AND FAMILY 







Do I Mean It? 



Composed by a mother of the Ft 
Submitted by J- Hugh B 



tita, Colo., Church of the Brethren. 



I often say my prayers, 

But do I really pray? 
And do the wishes of my heart 

Go with the words I say? 

I may as well bow down 
To gods of wood and stone, 

As offer to the living God 
A prayer of words alone — 

For words without the heart, 
The Lord will never hear. 

Nor will he to those lips attend 
Whose heart is not sincere. 



A Spoiled Mother 



BY ELIZABETH R. BLOUGH 
" The fool foldeth his hands together and eateth his own 
flesh" (Ecclcs. 4: 5). 

"That Ramsey Clemmer is a simp if ever there was 
one " said John as lie finished his dessert. " He can't 
do anything, he daren't play with hoys." John's atti- 
tude expressed scornful contempt. 

" Now John, I have told you a good many times to 
let him alone," said his mother reprovingly. " If you 
tease him or worry him in any way—" 

" Oh who'd want to tease him? More fun to tease a 
six months' infant; indeed I will let him alone." 

John's mother was going to reprove him, but just 
then his sister, Nelly, came in. The two began enthu- 
siastically to talk over plans for the evening's enjoy- 
ment Mother listened without interrupting, she 
cleared off the dining table and then went to the kitch- 
en Father was there, too, with his paper ; he liked to 
read wherever mother was. But now he began talkmg ; 
he went right to the heart of the difficulty of the prob- 
lem which John had brought to their attention. 

"Mother, there is no use in scolding John when 
he has as much ground for argument as he has in tins 
case Ramsey is even worse than John knows. The 
trouble is that his mother married Ed Myers flunking 
she conferred a great honor upon him; she has never 
appreciated him. She is obsessed with the idea that 
her children are unusual, different from the common 
garden variety. She has kept Ramsey from caring 
about his father's opinions—" 

■' But what is wrong with Ramsey? He does look 
odd, he is spoiled — " 

" No, let us get this right, the boy might do well 
enough if he did not have to contend with a spoiled 
mother." 

This masculine view was illuminating, and mother 
waited knowing that father would make his meaning 
quite clear. He continued, " You know as well as I do 
that Ramsey's mother is always insisting that it is 
Ed's fault that they are not rich. Always holding out 
for some new thing. It was a radio before the boy 
was four years old. Now it is an automobile better 
than any of us can afford. She blames him when he 
does not want t ogo in debt for things; she makes him 
feel that he is a failure." 

Mother polished the silver very carefully but me- 
chanically. " I believe you are right," she said. " Mrs. 
Clemmer cried because the wall-paper was wrong. She 
had hysterics for two days after she bought her new 
rug. She told Ed if she had his job she'd make the 
boss come to time, that she'd have a raise in salary so 
they could half-way live." 

" Exactly, tell me what chance is there for the boy.' 
Is there much chance under such circumstances? It 
is an unpleasant subject, a spoiled mother, but we recall 
one of them, also. She had only her Warren and she 
arrogated unto herself the ordering of his life. When 
he was sixteen she boasted that he had never slept 
away from home one night in all his life. She would not 
consider his going away to school but let him attend a 
small business school in their town ; at eighteen he was 
clerk in a small store, At twenty-three he wa.ited to 



marry, but his mother shrieked her displeasure. " It's 
come you'd go away and leave me here helpless with 
my memories! Or you'd bring some outsitler into my 
home. Is this the reward I get from my own flesh and 
blood? " That same day she took her bed ; it may be 
that the nervous strain was hard to bear. The doctor 
found no organic trouble, and he sympathized with 
Warren. " I shan't live long," said the spoiled mother 
with tears of self-pity streaming down her cheeks. 
" Don't marry, Warren ! " she admonished. He obeyed 
her When he was asked to take a good position in a 
bank in Colorado, the same scene was enacted. So he 
wrote his uncle there, declining the chance to advance. 
Thus thwarted at every turn, he became weak, moody, 
sulky and lost the desire to change. " You'll break my 
heart," had been his mother's plea until the nascent 
period for doing things was past. 

At the seashore, an invalid mother claimed her 
daughter's care. An artist offered to teach the daugh- 
ter painting. She was forty years old but she began 
with the enthusiasm of fourteen. She worked joyous- 
ly for three weeks, then her mother forbade her spend- 
ing her time that way. " You are neglecting me, she 
said Her mother was a frail looking, refined old lady 
of the Dresden china or the rare old porcelain pattern. 
Her white hair lay like a crown on her shapely head, 
her hands were soft and well cared for, she was beauti- 
ful Her daughter looked like her serving maid bes.de 
her " It is lovely to see her devotion to her mother, 
said observers. But the artist shook her head: 'That 
mother is supremely selfish, she absorbs the very life of 
her daughter," was her verdict. 

It is essential to sound mental health that our chil- 
dren have a chance to develop initiative. To do this 
they must not he held in bondage by the family, though 
parental guidance is always necessary. When son and 
daughter plead for their chance to go away to school 
rive it to them if possible. Do not rob them of their 
birthright, let them enter upon their rightful heritage. 
Bedford, Pa 



23 



of our Bible, which has stood the acid test of centu- 
ries, as mythical. Yet they have no difficulty in accept- 
ing spiritualism, reincarnation of souls or some form of 
theosophy. Actually, some of the folks who discredit 
much of the Book of God claim to have a belief in 
fairies. There is a writer in our town who says she 
has a good fairy friend who helps her to write. She 
asks her human friends to look on the chandelier or a 
bouquet of flowers where she assures them the fairy 
is actually visible. 

To be truly broad one must be tolerant even of those 
who firmly believe in the church one has cast off, in the 
Bible, in the conventions, in the proper place of sex in 
life. Not to be so is to be narrow, whatever one may 
think about it. 

The man who thinks he is broad is in grave danger of 
having such a diversity of ideas that he has no strong 
convictions. That is, in being broad, one has to be 
careful not to become shallow. What we all want is 
to be broad and deep, but this is rare. 

I have seen the Platte River far up in the mountains 
where it is a narrow, swift-running stream, but deep in 
proportion to its width. There its delicious, clear, cool 
water breaks into crystal spray over the granite boul- 
ders. Flowers drink of it and in it trout have their 
abode. I have seen the same stream when its turbid wa- 
ters spread to a great width over the prairie between its 
low banks, so shallow that in dry seasons wading would 
be easy. No ships can sail on it, no factories are run 
by its power, and here it is a useless stream except that 
it serves as a sewer to drain the land. Most of us 
would be like the Amazon or the great Mississippi, but 
if that is not possible, would it -not be better to be a 
clear, deep, narrow stream rather than a broad, shal- 
low, muddy one? 
Long Beach, Calif. 



On Being Broad-minded 

BY MAUD MOHLER TRIMMER 

So many folks, who do not show evidence of it, 
boast of being broad-minded that I have begun to won- 
der just what they mean. According to the common 
understanding of the term, the broad-minded person 
is in possession of the faculty of seeing more than one 
side of a question; he is tolerant of the views of those 
who hold contrary views; in other words, he gives 
them the benefit of the doubt. A man of wide vision 
knows that truth is so vast that he can, not grasp all of 
it so he is willing to respect the views of the other 
fellow, who thinks he has found another phase of it. 
We all want to have this grace. 

However, I have learned to look for trouble when 
some one announces to me that he is broad-minded. I 
know that he may not have the idea of tolerance, ex- 
cept when applied to himself, associated with it. 1 
have learned to expect certain conditions to ar,3fe after 
such a declaration. I know that if I agree with every 
thing such a friend advocates he will credit me also 
with having breadth of outlook. But let me oppose 
him and he will either call me narrow or hurl at me the 
epithet, " Fanatic." Broad as he is he will not allow 
me the privilege of thinking my own way. 

I have found by experience that most of my friends 
who are broad have become so by casting aside some 
early teaching or one or more of the social conventions. 
They are always sure that the eld traditions are nar- 

r °it happens to be my lot to be in contact with several 
writers. Among them are some who insist that we 
must know life, that is, the sordid side of it, to be able 
to write successfully. Some of them are lax in then 
ideas of sex morality, religion and what is recognized 
as good behavior. If such be the case may I never be 
a popular writer ! .... 

Tlie folks I know who are " broad in religion are 
almost invariably those who have repudiated the church 
in which they were educated and brought up. No words 
can express 'their scorn of the teachings of the mother 
church I have friends who consider the greater part 



True Friends 

BY JULIA GRAYDON 

How do you choose your friends? For their looks, 
their intellect, their clothes, their riches, their promi- 
nence, their good nature, or their sterling qualities. 

Have you ever been mistaken in your choice of a 
friend? Do you remember what Solomon asked for 
as a gift from God? It was wisdom. He wanted to 
be wise enough to choose rightly. That was long, ong 
ao-o but today we are still always choosing something 
and' we love to choose our friends, but remember, it is 
not the glamour we must look for, and sometimes it 
takes years of patience to understand, but here is a 
test some one has written for us : 



"Oh, as we prove the life boat, 
So we often prove a friend; 
And those who promise least of all 
Are truest in the end. 
No figurehead of gold and red 
May mark them as they go, 
But how the honest planks will stand 
When trouble tempests blow!" 



Harrisburg, Pa. 



What Is a Boy? 

He is a person who is going to carry on what you 

have started. . , 

He is going to sit where you are sitting, and, when 
you are gone, attend to those tilings you think are so 

"Toumay adopt all the policies you please, but how 
they will be carried out depends upon him. 

Even if you make leagues and treaties, he will have 
to manage them. , 

He will assume control ol your cities. States and 

1,a He n is going to move ,... and take over your prisons, 
churches, schools, universities, and corporations. 

All your work is going to be judged and praised or 
condemned by him. . . , 

Your reputation and your future are in his hands. 

Al, your work is for him. and the fate of the nations 
and of humanity is in his hands. 

S„ it might be as well to pay him some attention. 
—Selected. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 8, 1927 




Calendar for Sun-by, J-uary 9 



-££ « -— Thc H6mc oi ,hc Co,ored 

Race. * " 

Gains for the Kingdom 
0„. baptise in the Dixon church III 

E siitSi ■•— « - sister a 

"iTrrS tris. a- Trotwood, Ohio, Bro. , , 

^^tt-rrS^Orove church, Mo.. Bro. 
J ^t;^.r-Cre t ch„ C ,,Oh,B ro . 

Two baptisms in the 0.kWV 
AbelKillingsworthand J,W ^ * ^ „„. 

Eight hap..smsm.hEaslcCr Qhi(> ^^ 
N. Leatherman of West Alexan . n , ma , cus Va., 

F„ were bap.Ucd and two «*»£« D.™ «£ 
Bro. A. M. Laugbrun of Jonesboro, Tenn * 

Seven were baptised and two ^ C, evangeHst. 
church, Ohio, B-. C. H^e, y of ^^ ^^ 

°" e ^"I'V S*» of Windber, Pa., evan- 

gelUt ' • ,„n „f seven as previously reported, 

* ^xX^rrch.W./Bro 1 : Warren Bowman, 

evangelist. pi Pa =ant Dale com- 

m =^;=Va;"Br^Sber fy , P astor- 

Tur^e baptUed and one recUime. Mr .*. Spring 
Grove church, Pa.. Kemper house, Bro. H. H. 
Reading, Pa., evangelist ^ 

Br F o°tT Robeson "f Pleasant Hi,,, Ohio, evangelist; 
four baptisms on Dec. 19. _ 

Our Evangelists 

Bro. S. Z. Smith of Sidney. Ohio, to begin Jan. 9 a, .be 
Nappanee church. Ind. 

Bro. J. A. Robin.on of Pleasant Hill. Ohio, to begin Jan. 
17 in the Evcrsole church, Ohio. 

* - * * * 



Personal Mention 
Bro H W. H...W-U oi McVey.own. Pa., has accepted 
a call'to the pastorate of the Aughwick congregate, Pa., 
beginning his labors there Jan. 2. 

B ro w M. lMde surprised us by telling us ,. was Ins 
fi'tvisU to the Publishing House. Then we remembered 
£5. are several places tba, we have never been. 

Bro W. J. Hamilton of the Young People's Comm.ss.on 
remained with us over Sunday, minister.ng very accept- 
aMy ,0 the local congregation a. the morn.ng serv.ee. 

»W. .re..f. ™d »•»• Leaving today. Will wire or. 
re aIin B Bonty. New Year's greetings." Cable rece.ved 
New Year's Day from Brethren Bonsack and Yoder 

S B™. Wm. J. Workman "of Chicago, but also and largely 
„, he Laymen's Comm.ssion for Northern Illinois nd 
Wisconsin, gave us a brief call las. week. He was full of 
enthusiasm for the work, as he always .s. 

Bro L H. Prow.nt of Durand, Mich., celebrated the 
dX of «be old year by writing us a friendly letter n 
appreciation of the "Messenger" which he has been 
e P a P d" for about twenty-five years. He names severa 
features which he enjoys most and says: 1 find I don 
always agree with my brethren in what they ,nt* but as 
I think of it I know I don't always see as my -ynft and 
children do, but 1 know I love them sincerely and so we 
pay no" too much attention to our differences." He would 
be glad .o see more short articles in which the ev.mgel.stic 
note is running strong. 



, n H Sneuser Minnich of the Mis- 
Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 Bro ft Spens ugh o( Betl „ 

sionary Department and Bro VI.* CrKk and 

Bible School were ... '" s "'»'^t= r est, they say. 

D es Moines Valley, Iowa. Great mte , 

Bro. dark C. My.r. o, Cando »D k, n,akmg ^ 

to the old home neighbor hood » Jtar ^ „ 

opportunity ;^-;-, b g "^ C : g en.s and talks up the 

one ot our »vc 

church paper wherever I, g ■ misst atement in 

Bro. J. J. Yod.r w.shes us to correct 

„ is ar.icle on the P«sonnel o Our Ch ^ ^ womcn , s 

-rlt^grl bring .pastora. Of the 

His future plans are no. °« fin £* ™£ r "J ja n»,.g another 
evangelistic work for a year or . 

pastorate. Myersville, Mi, was 

Bro. McKinle, **~£^ZLi to, and so were 
at the Y. P. D. parley ^™™' C ,„,„, rj ber) y of North 
Stover D. Bowman of Roa^ke f Marshalltown, Iowa, 
Manchester. Ind., Had Russe. o of pkas _ 

Earl Kinzie of McPherson, Kans., and Dan 
ant Hill, Ohio. sfi . , y but 

EM. Edmund F°™.-f°*\* e s „ v ° e j „„ the Standing 
vcry briefly told ,n *-•«£*£« obserV e that Elders 
Commn.ee in 1879. It is ime » surv ,vors 

S . z. Sharp and Andrew Hutch-sor m th^y^ S]s , cr 
of his fellow-members of that ve* ^ ^^ „ 

Forney our latest word s that she 

Bro. A. T. Hoffert, miss.onary tc Ind.a now ^^^ 

and ac.ive in .he temperance cause J*'* » fc Brethre „ 
us several timely art.cles on he relation or ^ 

to the se social reform < aues ,,0 s . ■ o « ^.^^ Qf 

^'^STTpi ^""W Messenger' in the 
divinity library." ;, is 

Bro. Wm. E. ™~J^^ V ^ J ^ a. 
hard to tell ,ust how h .and ^S.st« ^ ( . ^ 

their Chris.mas program w hen^ ftey Bu( they 

front and presented w.th a new r , ion by 

,. mghly appreciate th-Plenddsp,.^ p ^ ^ 

the young and old al.Ke, 

^f - iS jG. d rkid.- was all .ha. Dr. Gibbers cablegram 
"ArnvedGark.ua " ,,.„.,„.. , he Africa mission 

said, but it was enough to tell us that »" sb . 

party consis.ing of himse f and w e he H .U^^ ^ 
,erSSa , rl ttfen Th m"sag P e was received a. the 
S™: Tursday, Dec.' 28, just too la.e for men.ion 

s , of .^;»-: c U, Baird 
Pennsylvania and Betnany ° „ ■ Bolinger of 

rcS'pa ^MartTn^NaToma. Kans., and 
Huntingdon Pa Irrna ^ ^ , wo were 

Emma Z.egler of Hatfield, P ^.^^ ^ 

hi attendance at tne i. i- ^ 

W p" e ' Bro William Be.hm, writing from Garkida 
From Bro. W. ham Jhe Ust mal , 

Nigeria, Nov. 13 last joy occupancy 

brought us the actual copy of a cer'.hca,e 
for .he 4.11 acre plot . across e ^ d f rem h r^ ^ ^ 
sure now that we w.ll.be able to stay ■ . 
worid un.ess there .s <^» XrSdif 
diSaStr » U i: e C r ?7or perl nt location here and we have 
g re a'; r hop a e o'f^^i^hings ioosened up in West Bura he- 
fore long. God is powerful and good. 
Th! ltd- Eduction Dep,r,m«». celebrated the 

Board-lkenbe ry Shultz « . Sh'amber- 

ryuui^ropponunUyinaveryheMulway 

o.^^;e^: f Y^3"3 

XTa s 1 C a°n U o.h:r' n o.-o P ur faithfu, patriarch, one long 
Ind widely known for his min,s.ry among *« ta «h«. 
everywhere, and especially o b «ma^able ^ 

tsi^^2SfAV»3r cty " 

TeJan.lS. More later about his unique career. 



j , „ v.rt L A. Bookwalter of ■ 
We have i».« received from EEL' of t „ e 

Trotwood, Ohio, lifelong ^^ ' ,' ' ^^g.aphical sketch 
late Eld. D. M. Carver a w^p^J wil f appcar in our 
and appreciation of the latter, 

" C *' iSS " C ' , „.„t all the way from Cali- 

Bro. M. R. Zigler came back rom th eg ^ ^ 

ference a. Milwaukee filled w.th enth ^ g good 

-Sd^pfej^^-—: 

^•rCtr^S*-' «, find somebody 

cUe'ha. was .here and ask how .. was. 

^. <$» ♦ ^ 

Miscellaneous Items 

The Yearbook rZ ,uow^ngmaned r t -cm 

cents per copy. Sec Bro. j. ••• 
„f .his issue of the " Messenger. 

sen.s the money earned by tB chM missio „ 

, hc Rock Run Sunday-school for 1 ^ ^ of ha , 
station in China. V, ouldii y And 

from Northern Indiana^ So do th« _ nu . ^ our 

this aUo horn El, 2 abe Mown, P m . ttee M 

Christmas »-*;J , thc m ,„,ber of pupils, 
raise a quota of ?JM> on tnc „ ra . e f„l." Aren't you 

We received $505 for winch we are grate... 
grateful, too? . , training 

Frederick, Md.,^ ^ Tr.inmg ^ hool Fd> ^ ^ 

school will be held «^ f ^ * a l nal standard Train- 
March 6. S,x courses m ltaW« c , asses „ ch 
ing Course will he given. There will 
'forenoon, .wo each afternoon, tw^ ^.nd a ^ y and 
evening. Work w, ^*'* or more „„, in- 
close a. noon March . A lr..d> f of pup ., s wi „ 
dicated that they will attend. in f orm ation 
^rt^fn^r- ^.Patrick Stored- 

crick, Md.-Ezra Flory, Secretary. 



1 



Mission Receipts for Monday, Dec Z7 

, ».• ■ Hoard will report in ttasc columns 
Each week ^General M.^ =»'",»" c „ a P , c „«. &«»«*■ 

L„g.n, Ohio, $50 for World-wide 
Sterling, Colo., $4 for World-wide. 
Kearney, Ncbr., $2 for World-wide. 
Curlew, Iowa, $13 for World-w.d . 
Ch.no... Kansas, $2 for World-w.de. 
York Pa, $25 for Fore.gn Missions. 
Dupo'n , Ohio. $3.46 for World-wide. 
^L.Nebr^.^yorW^w,,,, 

S^,'cahl^o f forWor,d.wide. 
^rri.,w„,Pa p $5,orJ.,,imr r League. 

E :;; ! VrX^o.U .or China Mission. 
I I An. Calif., $18-68 for World-wide. 
n^'lnd. $7^ for Afr.a Mission. 
Oak Gro,., Ind.. $76.93 for World-wide 
Elcin 111 $19119 for Conference Budget. 
o .look Wash., $S8.07 for Junior League. 
Outlook, v\as„.,s- World-wide. 

Prices Creek, Ohio, $2i lor ^^ 
F "Chicago, III, $14-50 for World-wide. 
W.dd.m.Gr.«. IlI.^^ WOr " 
Mil r, M k Va., $1735 for Africa Mission. 
ilV D $7.64 for World-wide. 
F rrt.hBe»d D ind..$20.forWor 1 d-wide 
f, rodoru. Pa., $43 for Junior League. 

2EST£ $100 for Foreign Missions. 
t cTUk Ohio, $.1506 for World-wide. 

Beaver Creek, _U1 . , u( , 

Cndlsh R'ver. Iowa, >JB'' 1 IUI •" ,, ., 

EngUBh k-v • -,, f word-wide. 

t? 1 ^rl North Dakota, Ipo.MJ ior »' 
Egeland, North L( . ague . , 

^".n^-Ohio^^forWorld-w^ 

TZ ;$!««. o^f^chWorid Service Fund 

, ; J Pa $'0 for March World Service Fund. 
P.rkerford, a $-0 to q( Emma H . E1 

o=r^^--^r^or^id, 

rrX-t^ - Africa Mis- 
S t.to„, balif, $10 <or World-wide: $65.34 for Junior 

LCagUC u and South W.rren.bur 8 , Mo, $32.15 for 

W.rren»burg and aoum t, 

World-wide. World-wide; $15-29 

Me.dow Branch, Te.l.l., $1015 tor 
for Junior League. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 8, 1927 



25 



AROUND THE WORLD 







Building Operalion, for the Past Year 

Twine, 1926 the investment in building operations in the 

b S v 1 whole country. The national -crease was five pe 
! . 10?? Among the States, Texas made the largest 

gains. 

Senator, Have Their Trouble. 

During the past summer the general public has learned 

luTsocal "o course there are some bachelor senators 

mmUml 

several are western ranchmen, two maintain farms and 
to worry along watching their pin money. 



A Speechless Representative 
Texas has produced a strange anomaly ■" »£«f£ 

siiince this gentleman who has mastered the. ar, of silence 
" ,ired o g f bis own choice to take a sea, or , .he Texa 
,v. One of the well known newspapers of the land 
ha noted "hi. umU record of the representative from 
Texas and commented editorially thus-. Debate is not 
lit,!, its uses, bu, i, ^™«" W^ <" 
in the committee rooms and the study. ""•" 

t„e proud boas, tha, be never introduced a b.,1 be would 
deserve a bus, in t he Hall of Fame . 

When the Poor Are Rich 

i i „., „,rpn the verv poor are richer 

Tbesp are davs when even ene icij f 

i.Tng things in the ex-Kaiser's life; yet when he was a 
hUht Parents with all the resources of Germany a. 
,heir command could not purchase a cure for the* child 
The Kaiser was no, cured because the method o cure or 
Erb's paralysis was not then known B. t sine t e 
Kaiser was a child a technique of cure has been worked 
„: and today in a great endowed medical — on u 
Chicago such new and almost miraculous treat* - »™ 
being given and cures effected for the poorest of the poor, 
bans and Poles from teeming tenements no. far away 
can bring their siek, halt and lame and in n n> a es 
get for a nominal fee types of treatment which the re 
source, of an empire could no. command a genera ion ago. 
Of course, the poor of our'day and land are till poor 
but as compared to other ages and other lands, they 
have much for which to be grateful. 



force, for military leaders are deploring a broke .morale 
Brig Gen. Henry J. Rcilly has an article on Our Crum 
bh/g National Defense" in .he current numbe oi he 
"Century Marine." Eviden.ly imh.ary men arming 

, g condition, nearly 14,000 men deserted from the a my 
aft year and many others, seeing their chances o promo 
ton gone are takfng their discharges. The regular army 
officerrdiscouragcd g over the s.a.e of affairs, are begin- 
n n= to lose hear,." Thus in many ways it is evident hat 

as big as it once did. 

Rewards of Statesmanship 

Newincentives to constructive international policies upon 

the pa of statesmen are to be found in .be giving of 

wmmmB 

of international justice The Woourov Root 

elatiois », the United-States and other nat, <£■*££ 

uays before the eon,r,,c.ives«a.e^a„sh,po,Mr. c Root 

™ ""jf^SSS DawL atd'sir Austin *»- 

p^^s^rrrSnal^^cera 2 ^ more, ban 

mm « "=« has reduced it now until it does no 

,„rh over WO 000. Both the prize money and the 

^Lg-e^/i^-^i^^^urswellfor 
the future of the race. 



THE QUIET HOUR 



,o Wwkly novations. Mertins Or 
total, Private Meditation. 



1 



Anger 

Epb. 4: 26 

For Week Beginning January 16 

F Fit's may be described as those unholy riots of the lower 
nature The occasions are always trivial and the conse- 
quences disastrous. Fits of anger mark the little mam 
Robust natures are no, subject to then, A little ,me and 
they blow over-just "count ten" (Luke 9 : 54 , Matt. .6. 
73. 74). 
HARBORED ANGER 

« Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Anger 
is a defiling bedfellow. Spitefulness darkens, weakens 
and narrows life (Matt. S: 25, 26; 1 Sam. 18. 7-9, Eccles. 
4:4; Prov. 14; 30; Tit. 3: 3). 
IMPOTENT RAGE 

Earthly prudence and cowardice may restrain one from 
acting ou, his anger. He jus, weakly thinks ... He feed 
his rage pn mental imagery (Mat,. 5 ; 22 ; 1 John 3.1,. 
Gal. 5: 21). 
WORSE THAN ANGER 

Worse than anger is selfish, timid indifference which .» 
unmoved when others suffer injustice and cruelty (Matt. 
25: 41-46; Luke 16: 19-23). 
SIN NOT mighty driving force 

3:5; Matt. 23; John 2: 13-17). 

DISCUSSION 
Fnlly describe .ha. anger or indigna.ion which ^useful 
to Christian service. 



Japanese Ideals 
T11C Japanese now l,ve a new emper.. ie Ofco r e,he« 

been regent during a *£*£«« ^inimizes'tbe 
of the late emperor. Even tnoug s „ rce ssion of the new 
probability of changes in pohey h uccessio, ^ ^ _ 
ruler is significant in that g following 

emperor to s.a.e his program g^VpU*. made 
is a par. of a translation °f ^™£ ^ cncd in ,„e 
by the new ruler: New J* 3 * 1 "* * natio „ „ i5 a sc „led 
history of human civilization. This n , emcnt . 

po ,iey and always stands or prog «»»»*««_ ^ , he 
The course of eve 0,1^ .^^ 

message of the past lo . d improvement 

progress must be attained by degree »". > 
,nus, be sought in a mean. Such teaching .^ 

the careful attention of over, °™- iad imitation; 

"" 4 ° f V r v tfoi ; rV io'd of iCvenien. to keep 

and action; beneficence to all c .Be. «1 » ajmi 

?£$^-AZr£~ — - « 

directed." 



The Jingle in Jingoism 
Those who are trying to put the jingle in jingoism .are 
a. present not meeting with great success Recently <~™* 
man Butler of the House stirred up a lot of ""»»^ 
comment by his statements about the naval situation, hut 
he can expect no aid from .he President in stampee hug 
.he country into a ship building program In his Trenton 
N. J., speech the President not only pleaded for mora 
disarmament, bu. also for the spirit of daring and sac rif.ee 
in our dealings with other nations. In the course oh 
address the President pertinently said: Nations rejoice 
in the fact that they have the courage to fight each other. 
When will the time come tha. they have the courage o 
trust each other? " Our point is that those who common y 
rely on jingoism to stampede the multitudes into the de red 
hysterical action are finding i. increasingly d ft cult to 
accomplish their ends. The war policy is being challenged 
by thoughtful persons in every walk of hfa Some o 
the members of the House naval affairs committee are 
insisting on seeing the confidential naval reports .that have 
lately been used as the means of reviving the Japanese 
war scare The government's policy in -the Niea aguan 
Nation has been' under fire, and Col. Thompsons ,«g- 
gested policy for the Philippines can hardly be regarded 
as a triumph for the jingois.s. When young people mee 
in conventions, as at Milwaukee, Wis., militarism s any 
. thing hut popular. Even .he rank and file in the army 
itself mus sense something of the popular d.strust of 



At Least One in Every Paper 

Atlca s. one headline murder story^ a spicy ihvoree 
or two seem ,0 be lea, ig g ^^ h ... n0 , 

metropolitan newspaper in ,. ,„,, v „ assc d forbidding 

thus in England, for a law was reee ntlyja .«d 
the publication of the deta, I ° f m *™™ a similar law 
cases. Perhaps i, ,s too much to °" '° r h av« the 

in ,he United States because Antericans ° k 

reserve and racial »^° l ^J^'££t come to 
Y e, it does seem tha, d,,,lus, n, n gh, ^ 

the American public sooner o r ht *. , P [f on£ „ 

fiascoes as the second Hall Mi s ^ 

,o believe a lively write-up in Time (No^ , PS ^ 
the moving force in the aglt.tio n for a «con« l ^ 

„,e circulation-hungry ^^J^, should be 
brow newspapers. Of »« d bHng cer . 

cr e„,.ed w,.h , esire u ''^J^ imt3nd the attitude 
tain persons ,o jubtict. o" ^ r ;, e - u p the primary 

o, the newspaper as elucidated ,n t « JJ »„, the 

motive was not the promotion of "Bottom 
promotion of eircula.ion. A bit of .P «> «» A „ d 

,y commercialized with a view o «^™^ , nation for 
in s.ooping to such method, the hough. ^ 

some weeks was dragged j to th ^oul l ^^ 

newspaper editor had made his ow, , If the 8 ^ 

ing public would only realize that » ^ being P ^^ 
pennies and circulation , . m g ck en ^^^ t<> 

thing. But so long as the »verag 

sensational crime news ftere « ^b a <« ^ ^^ 
s ,ory in every paper And £ f nrn ^.^^ of ^ 

S h ST^ 'pa;" wm comb' the past for cho.ee 
scandals to be warmed ovej, 



Lens, France, on the Upgrade 

T „ose whose memories reach bae k ,o ,he Wor U \\ar 

wi» tecal. that Lens, *£«™*^l£ ,„5 
that terrible period. Lens "gurcu T , a , 

thc city's destruction was prac ica lly cc£P 1^ 
mi „ cs ;„ t „ c region were b,,r, d 0^ «. o* ^d » ^ 

o( tire War there was litrie to invit _ f ^ 

man back >;* "^ back and now Lens has 
of France. But some o . , form er promi- 

made great ^ progres^ s towa rd reco n ^ ^ ^ 
nence as a coal prooucing ,l„g_since this was 

-rThrLets^Sgr'acbie^ements of peace 

far sweeter .ban wartime notoriety. 

Story of the Match 
. sirike a match and secure almost in- 
Few persons who strike ma |ift 
stant-hca. from oil or gas gi a .ho g ^^ 
was like before man had fire at tu M 
encyclopedia on our office .helve state . <h^ ^ ^ 
match, .he firs, .rue frict o. match. ' enm - a , of 
Hence thc present year is in some seu>c 
onTof the L,g steps in man. control -i« ^ ^ n 
o„e knows, matches are used . ., norn o". q. ^ a 
these days, and with respect to son « use. ^^^^ 

" teSi, ; E " SIS Tany another L.emion, has proved 
iut the match, like many » of , i(e to those 

t^w^d^r of deaU, to those who make 

inister to the lusts of the flesh. 



both 






An American Lapland 
ia«0 ,he United States government began 
As long ago as 1889 th u< ^^ nm was a 

the importation of I remd« ^ had p , aycd „ a voc 

double purpose in this move. thjt the 

wi th the whale and the walru^ s with J ^.^ ^ 
more or less "provident ^~ for these needy 

reindeer promised a new food ^ P V ^ 

people. But aside from its i-'» and valuab le 

auction of the reindeer alse pro m eel ^^ Mt 

industry for a land w h „, profiub ^ ^ ^ he? of 
an y too numerous. Thus it . ( . me to „ m e. 

reindeer were introd uced into Alaska ^^ ^^ ^ 

and sometimes with a few L«P^ ro d , oday there 

reindeer found Alaska a conge bo ajrf 

a re 350,000 of the an.mali . m he temto ,y ^^ ^ 

of this number have been taW IJl^. ^.^ , hat ha 
reindeer IS one of the truly ^ know „ as a 

been given for man to ad P to^ ^ ^ {Qr 
three-way animal : thaM,, - ^ ^^ SUC ceeded 

a „d for transport. Sc ' ""' seems now on .he road 

in Alaska, that this-great terr torj ^s ^ fe .^^ 

,o becoming a kind of Am ^can L p^ ^ suppor( „ 

that the available gra«ng range m ^ ^.^ S(ates 
least 3.000,000 remdeet ^ Since c! al attention to 

Bureau of Agriculture has been g g ^ m 

the extensive development of the 
Alaska. 



26 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 8, 1927 



The Necessity of Work 

18* when he mSTTctaed cot J thread glow for 
hours in a vacuum hulb. 

e 'erments in a certain field of endeavor, he came to 
Mr Edison despairing and ready to quit the project. 
But "r Ediso/smiled and said he should not be d«- 
couraged, because they had now found out 10,000 
firings they could not do. . 

PaLewski, the famous pianist, can memonze the 
mos t difficult composition by playing « twee oven He 
Pan plav five hundred selections from memory. But he 
s^ys that he was once a very indifferent player till he 
determined to be what the world calls a genius. Ac- 
cording he practiced every day for long weary hours 
in order to he a master. 

Paul declares that he " ceased not to warn every one 
niritt and dav with tears." He had a natural aptitude, 
f „e was a'genius by hard work. " The bee rat gets 
tire honey does not loaf around the hive. Spiritual 
^owth attained only at the price of spiritual ex- 
eV°.e We cannot be a spiritual gemus by dreaming 
ourselves to be one. It requires an effort on our part 
consider Dr. F. B. Meyer, of London, a spintua 
.renins. But' when I listened to him for a series of 
fectures, I came to the conclusion, that a large part of 
his wonderful power is due to hard work, and effort. 
«W« are not here to play, to dream to drift; 
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift. 
Shun not the struggle-face it; lis Gods g.It. 
fel Work is an economic necessity. Suppose our 
great host of toilers would all stop work for a few 
years. Prices would soar sky high and suffering would 
be infinite. Existence under such conditions would bare- 
ly be possible. The vacant lots and gardens that were 
farmed during the World War period produce,! I an 
estimated value of $350,000,000 in foodstuff. This 
was a great contribution to the needs of humanity. 

(2) What to work? " The works of him that sent 
me " said Jesus. The work must be God's work, not 
Satan's work. Some work is very wrong. Its very 
nature is wrong; its end is wrong. Some work is 
wrongly done. Inactivity has its sins, but activity also 
has its' sins. Some work, till work carnalizes then. 
They become sense bound and earth bound-even hell 
bound They become dense and hardened as the clods 
they break in the field, or mechanical as the wheels with 
with they work in the mill. 

What are the "works of him that sent Jesus.' 
First those which God assigns us; second, those which 
glorify him; third, those which reveal his character; 
fourth those which proclaim his will and purposes; 
- fifth those which develop one's own natural endow- 
ments and talents. If we are sure that God assigns 
our tasks, even if they be those of the miner, the 
seamstress, the carpenter or the day laborer, they are 
honorable tasks. Jesus dignified work and toil, for he 
was a Carpenter (Mark 6: 3). 

The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin once said: I 
did not write it; God wrote it." Truly one must be- 
lieve it was a God-assigned work. As Carlyle said: 
" Produce. Produce. Were it but the pitifulest, infin- 
itesimal fraction of a product— produce it, in God's 
name." If we may be instrumental in bringing regen- 
eration of life to human beings, in reducing physical 
suffering, insanitary dwellings, unjust laws, dis- 
honesty in office, social injustices— are these not works 
of God? Are they not doing his " works "? 

(3) When to work? Our text says: " While it is 
day." This is a metaphor, and signifies a period of 
opportunity. " Night " signifying that the opportunity 
is gone by. Work now, for three reasons : first, be- 
cause of the brevity of life; second, the uncertainty of 
life; third, the irrevocable opportunities of life. 

Jesus' life was short in years. It closed when most 
of us, possibly, are but ready for work. Our lives 
are compared to the mist, the cloud, the shadow, the 
smoke, the leaf or the flower in its fleeting stay. 

Many a tree is still fresh and vigorous while the 
hands that planted it are forever silent. 



with the brevity of time. Because the period of work 

of my work. For Christ's sake, Amen. Or here 
another : 



"Now I get me up to work; 
I pray the Lord I may not shirk. 
If Jesus comes before the night 
I pray thee, Lord, my -work's all right. 

Missionary Paten, when he was urged to resl . by tas 
friends, would say: "No, I cannot be a loaf er. My 
time to work for Jesus cannot be long now. I only 
!"h I could press three times the quantity of work for 
him into each day." r.iribaldi 

^tS^mtodoJheysa^-en^-^ 
r y :^^^"re r toget rr and 
cold, and wounds and death. How do you hW t 
His men stood for a moment m silence. Then they 
cried ■ " We are the men, we are the men That is the 
spW a pastor likes to see in his people. When he 
P ta the battle, and sounds the battle cry, oh, may h 
parishioners rally to his side in cooperation and ne^er 
mind thefcicks of the critics ! 

"I've done refusin'," said an old Christmas h 
stood up to lead the prayer meeting one night. His 
pastor had asked him to lead and he"said that he used 
'„ refuse But he had made up his mind that when he 
astked to do a thing, by one who had confidence in 
him to do it, he would try to do it. What a joy it 
Id be if all good Christians would say when ley 
are asked by the pastor to do a certain piece of work. 
"I've done refusin'!" ■ „ T 

Will all you Christians say with your Master I 
must work the works of him that sent me while .t is 
day: the night Cometh when no man can work I 
Johnstown, Pa. 



CORRESPO NDENCE J 

MAPLE AVENUE MISSION, CANTON, OHIO 

its anneal to us. There was no church near, so many 
cmldren everywhere: And how we wished for one dozen 
Folds for they could have been filled with children who 
were anxious to go to Bible School. ■ 

For more than one year the Lord kept this field before 
us and while Bro. F. M. Irvin was pastor of the ^Canton 
Cy church, a mission Sunday-school was opened m the 
Gibbs Avenue School Auditorium. The location was some- 
what west of the real field, but a, that time it was 111. . o n y 
available building. The Sunday-school was held , this 
ptace for thirteen months. The largest attendance was 2 
and the day we closed over 150 were present. A Daily 
Vacation Bible School was held during the summer which 
was a real success. About six weeks before we closed the 
E ng heal Church started a Sunday-school in the fore- 
noon in the same building. It did not seem expedient to 
have two Sunday-schools by different denominations a 
h same place. Business may thrive on competition, buf 
we do not believe it is a good method for promoting 

Christianity. , . . , . nat ,, ra i 

The Maple Avenue community is isolated by natural 
boundaries-on the east, the railroad and creek; on the 
south Nimissilia Park, and on the West, a h, -lea ving a 
plot six by twelve blocks. There is no .church within 
amos one mile from the central place. The residents ar 
mostly American, of the working class and own or are 
paving for their homes. They have large fajnl.es of 
Ken Many do not have a church home. Other de- 
nominations looked the field over and fel. it was a fruitful 
fiTd but did not open any work. The Lord made <h 
c 11 Plain to us and on June 13, 1026, we he d the firs 
Sunday-school in the Maple Avenue School Building. There 
were L.y-cigh, present the first Sunday The aver ge 
attendance during the summer was seventy-two The Sun 
day-school meets at 2 P. M. and at 3 we have the worship 
service and a message follows; many times these are give, 
by lay members. A two weeks' Daily Vacat.on Bible School 



tu» -.vnraec attendance was 
was held iu the afternoon. The average a^ , |merit 

wanted ,0 bring an offering so a Jto w a sm J., ^ 

L;-%;rfy d ^'^ ; £tob.cha,for 

a «1? \ sister doubled tins amuum. * 
ofT coinmlmuV ^„ed the ,,u,t which the girls made. 
It was sent to the missionaries in India. 

Sunday-school supplies were receive! .from many •**. 
churches in the District. Sixty on book w ^ 

by ,he Black River c hurc h Tl e .Id e. ^ 

Avenue was rented. 1 «e a\ era*,*: * 

has been over 100. The largest attendance was 10. The 

two down stairs rooms accommodate the . urnio and in.e , 

mmmsss 

Mission Chapel in which to worship. 

A brother donated a piano, a sister an organ, 

will do wonderful things. ;„,li,.id- 

We thank all the Aid Societies, Sunday-schools, nidiwd 
nals who have contributed. _ 

Upo-n request of the Mission Board-as Ked by the D.s 
trict Conference to assist in tins project, if t deemeu 
best the Canton City church elected a committee of five 
- to" STand designated their hoard of trustees to 

have been contributing in a financial way so we feel the 

and oracfe i based on the New Testament, for a paper 

the paper. In these families there live 350 children 

Pray hat the Spirit of the Lord may continue to lead 

and guide in the work. Pray that the gospe message of 

salvation may be given to ^.W"^^ 

may learn to know Jesus as .their own personal Sav.or. 

, . ... „, ■ Elva K. Slump. 

Louisville, Ohio. 



DIARY LEAVES 
Litchfield, Nebr., Sunday, Nov. 14 

I set out from Dixon, 111., for Litchfield, on last Wednes- 
day night. The way seemed long. To me ,t seal .a bit 
•■out west." Meetings began on Thursday night w, ha 
good attendance, though we were an hour late. The tram 
arrived late and the rural church is ten miles out from 
'r, n But the spirit which held the folks an hour ,s 
rain,y B co,nmendab.e_an hour waiting for another ho.ir 
of services. Friday night the attendance was also go«h 
but last night and today we are all storm-stayed. am 
in ,h home of Bro. Geo. R. Ward. He met me at the 
"a ion Their son James is a school teacher and our 
S. day-schoo, Superintendent, so we had -vices at horn. 
There are hills all around; when it rains and storms at 
I im of the year, folks consider that the best place 
, home as no one knows what the next hour may be 
But this sort of weather is hard on a series of meet.ngs. 
Bro Job Ward is a man of his own type. To be in the 
home of Uncle Job and Aunt Sadie is to ge, «, - 
that is likely to remain, for they are different. Way back 
"he early years, they came to this State, built a sod 
house to live in, fought prairie fires, and somehow pros- 
pered. It is always a challenge to me to sit down and talk 
with the brave folks who have come through many hard- 
ships and made good. 
Litchfield, Saturday, Nov. 27 

The love feast tonight was enjoyed by >!**«»»-»; 
cants; about as many visitors were present. The church 
is in a good neighborhood; a small parsonage IS . lu 
lard also the schooH.ouse; all three share the wel to- 
gether A teacher of .his school, if preacher loo, could do 



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something worth while for t'he Kingdom of God, if he had 

a mind to. And the present lady teacher is not expecting 

to return next year. 1 appointed Bro. John Kelly to secure 

subscriptions for the » Messenger." and he tells me he » 

successful. 

Arcadia, Nebr., Sunday, Dec. 12 

La'st Sunday we did the irregular; we thought over it 
a good deal, but we did it; in the evening we adjourned 
our meeting at the country Church, and invited all to come 
to the Methodist church in town, where 1 would give 
my lecture on "The Soul of India" by special request 
The folks came, and the church was full. The love feast 
last night was attended by eleven communicants only. 
These two churches, Litchfield and Arcadia, were once 
rather flourishing congregations, but in the course o 
events folks moved away. The miserable thing of It a 
is that when folks move away, they frequently lose all 
their interest in the home church, and sell to the highest 
bidder, on the principle of " first come,, first served. 
Whereas, if such loved the church as they profess to do, 
they would make a prolonged cooperative effort to dis- 
pose of their property to other Brethren who would con- 
tribute influence and service, not to say other means, 
to the upbuilding of the cause. There was also another 
" course of events," to which my attention has been fre- 
quently called, both since I have been here, and before 
I, is told thus: "Several strong willed Brethren forced 
the situation. They preached peace, but in church life 
they practiced force. Good folks were put out on trivial 
charges such as should never have been heard. Now it 
is up to us to let the church die, or do double service to 
regain what has been lost." To all such, I have but one 
message: "Where others have lost out, we must win, we 
ra u.t win; we must do more than merely our own part; 
we must make up for what others have lost. 

This morning the attendance was real good, but there 
were signs of a storm. We all hoped for a great closing 
service tonight, but the storm signs increased, and eleven 
folks came out. Of these, all but one arose and said a 
word as to their readiness to follow the Lord wherever 
he might lead them. And when the meeting closed, the 
storm was on; going home, cars moved very slowly, as 
the velocity of the wind and the heavy fall of snow made 
this needful for safety. I had my home part of the time 
with Bro. A. J. Lybarger, and part of the time with Bro. 
Bert Trefren. Both of these, and others, are anxious to 
see the church regain herself and take her rightful place 
as a rural church in the community. A letter from Bro 
David Wine, Wauneta, Nebr., says he feels keenly that 
the rural field in Nebraska is a charge specially committed 
to our people; I wonder if we will accept the charge 
Those interested in doing some home mission work will 
do well to write Bro. Wine. The country is rolling; it 
is very hilly; I cannot get away from the feeling that it 
must have been the bottom of the ocean once upon a 
time, in the years of long ago. The people are good 
neighbors, good friends, good people, and will help to 
build up worth while Churches of the Brethren ,f we do 
our part well. 
Mt. Morris, 111., Saturday, Dec. 18 

On the wav I stopped an evening with the church in 
Omaha I have this hope, that the little church here, ,n 
their being crowded out of the present location, will be 
guided aright in their endeavor to find a new and more 
fruitful location. I came through Elgin, and was privileged 
to enjoy being present at several sessions of the General 
Mission Board. Arriving at home, I am pleased to see and 
hear the singing of Christmas hymns and carols,' the 
women of the town jointly asked all the pastors to_have 
Christmas hymns prevail through the month o December. 
What a happy idea. It is pleasant to dwell with folks who 
create 'happy ideas. These Diary Leaves aim to carry 
the happy idea of some folks to many others; although 
at least one brother has said he thinks they are a sort 
of "trash," I an, fully persuaded, by letters and by per- 
sonal remarks, that this sort of trash is after all, highly 
appreciated. When a few Korean Christians were ar- 
raigned before the Japanese court on a charge of con- 
spiracy, it was generally conceded that, rather than the 
few brave Christians, the pagan government was on trial 
before the enlightened conscience of the world. 
Stories of the Brethren 

Mrs Mary Dehaven, 87 years old, had never attached 
herself to any church. She noticed our people, and felt 
we were the Gospel-kind of people with whom she should 
be joined But, she "could not get the consent of her 
mind" We went to her home, and prayed with her. t 
seemed in vain. We urged her to repeat just two words 
in prayer. Saying them, out loud, the freedom came. 
She was to make public confession that night, and then 
hesitated. After the meeting, we prayed again. bhc 
begged us not to let her go. Kneeling, singing, praying, 
we wrestled in prayer until we were all in a perspiration, 
when she yielded, saying, "I believe." Victory was gamed. 
She and her daughter were baptized together, and their 
faces shone with the resultant joy and peace. Bro. Uias. 
Isenbise, Sister Clara Wells, my wife and I were present. 
—A. J. Nickey, July 8, 1926. 

In -he (all of the" Year 1875. Mrs. Susie Zimmerman 
applied for baptism into the Church of the Brethren. Her 



husband objected very strongly, and threatened to shoot 
them if they attempted to baptize her— my father, Joseph 
T. Reifl, and uncle John Reiff with old Bro. John Snow- 
bcrger officiating; these and others were present. They 
gathered on the bank of the Tippecanoe River, south of 
Monticello, near Pittsburg, Ind., and prepared for baptism, 
the husband threatening and objecting. After prayer he 
seized her by the arm and tried to pull her away. She 
resisted him, saying, " I will be baptized," and breaking 
loose from him she went with Bro. Snowbcrgcr down 
into the water and was baptized. The husband, William 
Zimmerman, up to this time had been a rough sort of 
man, often yielding to drink. About a year after this, he 
also yielded himself to the better life and was baptized, 
continuing in his profession thereafter as long as he lived. 
Sister Zimmerman was, to my personal knowledge, a fine 
old sister, who died only a few years ago. Her children 
are living witnesses to the faithfulness of their sainted 
n.other.-Milt K. Reiff, July 4, 1926. W. B. Stover. 

Mount Morris, 111. 



THE NATIONAL CHURCH MOVEMENT 
IN WASHINGTON. D. C. 

Our national capital city is at the present writing the 
scene of a church building movement the like of which 
has never before been witnessed in the history of any 
American city; and such as has perhaps never been 
witnessed at any one time in the history of any city of the 
world. _. , . 

Today if you would visit Washington City and go to 
the top of Washington's Monument, you could look off in 
one direction, toward the heights of Saint Albans, and see 
the Protestant Episcopal Church erecting a magnificent 
National Cathedral of great beauty, at a cost of between 
ten and fifteen millions of dollars. This beautiful cathedral 
is to be the "Westminster Abbey of America and IS the 
gift of the whole Protestant Episcopal Church, and her 
friends, throughout the United States. Then, from the 
top of Washington's Monument, and looking in the oppo- 
site direction, on the opposite heights, you could sec the 
Roman Catholic Church raising the towers of an equally 
".tractive shrine. The Roman Catholic Church a number 
of years ago built a " Memorial Church '" >^ Ho ^ "<> 
at a cos. of several million dollars. The National Me ,0- 
di,t and National Baptist churches have a ready been 
completed at a cost of about one million dollars apiece. 
cTavc those of the Southern Methodists and the Unita- 
rians. The Universalis and Presbyterians have plans we 
under way to build million dollar churches^ The First 
Congregationalis. church, the church which Presiden and 
Mrs Coolidge attend, has about finished its drive , far a 
two million dollar church, designed along old ta 
lines of architecture; it will be a downtown church of 
exquisite beauty. The Disciples of Chris, have rust ec n - 
ly launched their campaign for a national ch lire to cos 
one million dollars; and the second day after their can 
paign opened a wealthy lumberman out somewhere n 
, West wired a gift of $150,000. Now in the ease of all 
"se "national churches" they are the gifts o^ he- 
entire communions. The General Conferences, or Assem 
bhes of these denominations have not only subscribed 
u la ial sums toward the erection of these great church 

national churches, representing as they do a lth -f^ 
o, their respective denominations througho , he J, .ted 
States, ought to be manned by a staff of workers 
the very best available. 

Now there must be some very sound rea on why h se 
great denominations are attaching such » r " a «™« 
fmportance to the character of the re hg.ous work ma „ 
ahied by their respective churches in the nation s capital 
ci v Let us therefore, inquire into these reasons and see 
why stch a'grea, church building movement is justified. 
I. In the Firs. Place, Washington 1. • National O.y 

Any church in Washington is a national church, whether 
it will or no. for Washington is a national city. Our na 
tional capita city is largely populated by strangers Sigui- 
er si ". students, diplomats, jurists, rulers, adminis- 

"te^Wa'Son. in reality is a city of transients 

workers, hosts of students and throngs of visitors gravitate 
.„ Washington only for temporary abode. 

wlshingfon City gives promise of becoming the capita 
o, A world, to which the people of every country w. 
increasingly turn their thoughts, their eyes am I the* 
steps. It is the sea. of the government of not only 



most influential nation of the world, but also of the richest 
government of the world ; and it holds in its federal treas- 
ury one half of the world's gold currency. Here converge 
the currents of both national and international life. Here 
streams of people from every part of the wide land and 
the wider world flow in increasing numbers. Here are the 
headquarters of the United States Chamber of Commerce 
of the American Federation of Labor, and the National 
Headquarters of 302 listed organizations. It is here that 
Congress assembles and great courts convene and thou- 
sands of young men come to serve the government. It 
is here that the whole world meets for conference and 
discussion, for Washington is fast becoming the leading 
convention city of the world. 

All our national and religious interests intensely focus at 
Washington. And visitors from all over the world form 
an estimate of the religious life of the United States by 
the character of the churches maintained at Washington. 
Therefore, the outstanding denominations of Christendom 
are responding to a great challenge in a way that is com- 
mensurate with the importance and dignity of the capital 
of the greatest nation of the world. These communions 
have become convinced if they are to influence the 
modem mind, conserve and maintain the good customs and 
sound religion of the past, make their insight into truth 
and their vision of God effectual upon the life of our 
country that here is the strategic point-that here in 
the nation's capital city they must plant their most in- 
fluential pulpits and let their voices be heard in the Na- 
tion's life It is here that they are planting great churches 
with the reasonable hode that men like Brooks, Beecher, 
Spurgeon, Bushnell, Moody and Finney shall stir men s 
hearts with truths that liberate and with visions that uplift. 
II. National Churches Are Needed in the City of Wash- 
ington to Adequately Minister to the Need, of the 
Nation's Youth. 
There are in Washington 60,000 government clerk,. 
Most of these are young men and young women. They are 
from all parts of the country. Moreover. Washington ■ 
rapidly becoming one of the leading educational centers o 
the world whose schools and colleges and "-vers,, a 
rapidly increasing in number and enrollment There are 
in Washington during the present school year 75,000 stu 

^Now here, indeed, is a constituency that needs an ade- 
quate ministry. These many thousands of young men and 
young women are in the most formative stage of heir 
development. They are suddenly cut off front home in- 
fluences and are in the greatest need of spiritual leade - 
.1 P. In surroundings given by the capita city, with* 
culture and criticism, they will respond only to hat rel, 
g us guidance which appeals to both their in.e.l ct nd 
,;„„ Here their ideals can be shaped best by a 
Si:..' applied «t teachings of the New Testament to 
the tangled problems of modern life. 

And to minister to the needs of this plastic youth re- 
quires more than the inspiration of Sunday sermons 
The" lis, be in Washington great hospitable rehgiou 
homes to inculcate abiding faith and fine ideals. The e 
oTany church in Washington must be designed I to ac- 
commodate adequately a Church Schoo La Youn^ eop le 
^'^i^: d «i,c^1e^Ir'co„latt; and 

oX toTlhtc'and minister to this great army of youth. 
,„. W..hi„ 8 .on 1. a City of National Shrines 

There are hundreds of memorials and shrines in Wash 
■ 7 Most of these are erected to the memory of great 

--?='£^ru:;^soT 

Arlington Aa.ph.th eatre Memona ^ ^ 

d They w T ere e b„i, a ded "gift of the citizens of the nation, 

to the memory of some of the great he oe q{ 

Han faith? What could be a .more W d;s _ 

what we stand for than ^^^^uch questions 
play, but for service? To reason I g bodies 

means action. There ore. these great Chr s. 
wc „. ,o work to bmd house- CWm*^ shrines 
which may well stand unas mo „uments- 

and halls of liberal arts. Here then. ar ^ ^ 

Christian churches-enshrining ^ the higl e ^ .^ 

rH^eou^s^net.^yanlbto.herhoo^ 

ington Cty a Center o denomilBrttall who 

I suppose every member of every ae iani 

has given .he matter a though desires to ee 
well represented at the cap tal c«y. A ■ ., ^ 

(Continued on Pa« 30) 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 8, 1927 



2S 



Notes From Our Correspondents 



I rage 



cause iof 



than 



,„,„ „,, active m« «« SS^""^. » , „„, ,„. 

„( praise to »»' *****. F "" 



,1 week. We had a vet, rmP'"»" 

l.ithlully; »>'" f !0 ''.,. rtreel paving loo which ha. 
help meet Hie esrpcnse « «™ "£ rj.y.r, Napra.tce, InJ " 
"« "'°" h -'-"•"'>'- M "' A om , d| „„. „ wi ,k out p... ? r, Eld. M. 



and recitation. 



improved 
Dec. 26. 






New Hope church 



i for the coming y 



; elected, 



*', result ■» look th* »';'"' T , IS .be tile- !>'»• """.fto 

-rs s? i - -,-^s „r h »„ T s s&i* * ,fo 
„e, ta »r-r4' h s^ M - 



»ar were h«~-i — 
chosen Sunday- school 
.pondent. On Thanks- 
rc given by the home 
ii opportunity to tell 
r enjoying the basket 
short but 



servi. 



s the matte 
, hold 



Moscow church 

rsur- **™; s ,c ,i.« "u'w .»e ...... .» ; 

„t nirr-iitic« a" J C,,: ' S<: . . .-.11 tMve as elder ol tru. 

&^ "efiiitelv- BrJ. ^"U chS church ** - 
church this coning »?J' d ™ c ^, , officer, also wete elected.-Arrte 
.'Messenger agent, suno - 
Hill, Moscow, Haho. Dec. V. 

ILLINOIS - . 

. ■ , business meeting Dec. n it" 
Cbettr Gr-v. ^^V^te'tfwete.iecctee^ *_»£"»« 

receive money ioi 
■range 



harge. Officer, 
fohn De'de, .King J"^" .^..gct " cot, 
superintendent; the " • ,, short talks V 

giving Day a. etv.ee »a. i.ci 

minister, and our ».««■ All ,h,,„kt„l. Al 

„cr, Seymour, lnd.. Dee. 21. „„,. „ ,„. officers for the coming 

New Sal.tn.-Ai our late council it.ee ting «■« ; ,.,,,„. B to. C. I. 

v.» were elected as lollo*.: Bro E. B. J°" ^ , sop „i„„„dent. 



. Dec. 

rm 

, mcm „, rs of the church 

iwcr consisting ot vegc- 

the Sinters' Aid Society 

comforter as a token, of 

three divisions-junior. 



Oct. 11 Roy 



Election •'•was 

reception was 

,„ a to spend the 

way that proved 

'Tor and with the church 



..j duly 
There 

, Should 



latter 



Eld. Chas. Delp presiding. "ZSoT&^Min 

was appointed to P 1 '™ .„< £ ™ re elected to rece... 

Weaver and Aaron Hawoecker we c hoten t o tn = 

£. Mortis College A ~""5;; o V" A S aton Hawbecker 

meat, for out neat ^""r 11 Messenger ■' agent 

.torch ttuslcei Bess Bal inger ^ ^^ gave u, a ...» 

B „ d , of Deca ur. Bl.. a jl ., ,,,. , « ' rf 

.r nu„,b°r'.' Me'rle" Hawbecke, who has ,us, -»**„,. M i, 

„ preach. Nov. 6 and I A. R. """"„, « r , much appreciated. 

spent. the week-end «„h ... ""^'^.^^ meeting with a basket 

0» Thanksgiving Day v. ^it.nioon. A 

dinner. Two were bap , d n Ihc ^ ^ 

•'■:'"'' .TbTo" R V~ng who is going 'a Artaona 

Christmas ptogram was Ei^ 

Lanark. HI.. Dee. ». „„ „ wi , h Eld 

Hickory Grove church me. r s „„ d choo , officer. 

are many things lo J»»°"« ; " '„,,,>„ d «i,i„g to come 

- VS^I'S^P^:;. ^SeS'MrCarrill. HI. 

-Smr^l" f "I^e, and SP S . ; cc =;is B V w t 

preached a touching sermon on t» bcing „,„,„,„ „ 

^ani.ed our Sunday-school Bro. lira a chri « tm « pro- 

Sperio.ender... Dec , 19 » J* , p ° d f hc .bildr.n and young 

gram, (allowing winch the pastor sorp recently divided 

oeonle with a treat for each. The a J m.mbers lot the 

twenty-two entolled in this class ot jo t j , OM for the junior 
',r,.»cher. We will use > • "* \ *t,~«. lor tte chU- 
clas. next year. Not ■» 1 "">"™''» " o„ Aid Society had planned 
4,e„ preceding the sermon ''"Ctot owing lo had roads il had to 
. food and cj.ndy »lc •»; D- n ,8 i»;"».rae«. hook mark, and 
b . Pos.pon.d- JSr Washburn, III.. Dec. 23. 

coming to the Springfield «M«» J j y|> , a „ d m „gdlSttO 

during the past I- """ « »' , ""„„ in M wife of McPh.rson, 
effort directed by Bro. Oliscr «• , Q ,,<„„„ „,e meet- 

Kans. Everyllung seemed to be t g ,„*,. ,n a chaolic 

iog . The "ork.1 <ho mission »> jj ^^.^ „„ d] b , the 

state. Tins "»'.° 1,c °"" irn „o„,ble to enect a remedy. Then. too. 
short time »«*«'" ."lilSSSh and the Christmas ....on caused 

oSd'e" «r«v^ji^„;^:: 

SSS.-5E.1S. T?^^ C way ,"r gmeT a,/".e C r 1 
Some of these were hindered n various way ^ b baptised, all 

^netSngSlts.-SeelS.i^S #««. 

in hi. own good time will JJ"*! ,„„,„,,, than it was, but we 

„,. J, , he „." The work . .on a firm r_ ^ ^^ ^^ 

feci that the struggle is only wen uegui . 
field. 111-, Dee. 28. , nd1aNA 

remodeling. We have added a U. men to ^ ^^ 

thl^re^n-^rf U^b* - - Sf^LS 
--"|or^r5ng^jte^^e W „er. S duct. 

?„T DL'^ k B,:%rs. h S,i'eV^f e°,e ted supetin-enden, o, our 
mg uti. c.iLi-lpv Auburn, lnd., Ucc, Li. 

Sunday-school.— Ethel buiMey. ^uu 

^d^hV^^s^^Hr 5 ^ 

Sunday-school was g n a trot j _„„„„, My er,, Hartford 

nuts right off the trees iruui 

City. Ind., Dee. 27. ( ^ eteel chureh 

Clear Creek church met in »«»»«" "" , ., dcr and pastor, 

and Sunday-school officers for 1927 On J r . > per . od 

Bro. Elmer Gilber. presid d. Ho .a. eh.-.n^ ^^ £ ; 

of one year, beginning scpi. i- « „„„j„ r t a series of revival 

.truetcd to arrange lor an ^ : s. to ^onduc^a «ri , 

gallons. At our Thanksgiving ..rn.e an^ofio. ^ ^ "^ (akcn f()r 
lot genctal mission worit. i, Christmas ptcscnts for the 

Bethany Bible School and one oi «U h r Chr, s m a,_p ^^^ 

.hildren at the Orphans Horn, at M™"^^ , vith „ „Ht ol 
an d family oi ou, --«« ™ " ,,,,„„, S25 . u, pastor 
S77; oi this amount the Sistets Aid Society a * ( rcce ivcd 

^^1=,^.^' - a^Aatl &. 1-J^ ^ -!- 
I^oulf^no?,", ?uelg1.r:ak^ P 'S\« n n2r,, k ltsi0„ work.- 
J H. NefT. Huntington, Ind- Dec. 27. 

Nappa.ee church me. in oouneil I». J^S^^^^. 
David MetrJet presiding. Two !■» " « D „ r „,|,y Hollar wa, chosen 
we,, appointed on vanou. conimi.tee.^ Do ruth, I ^ 

•■ Messenger " correspondent lor the coming yea,, u Wa( kln. from 
iatrS™ for us now. N... Sun ay w. eapec. Mr Wa^lr.m 

sr 1 ) , .„: o ,r. k s' o z "'sS* sise% b. >..,. .. ...... u 



was held ... 

- -in dollar diii». "■- ~'i.j,,_ e 

. ecT ,,^d their gins— * - wr , D ,,ed in white paper. l«"G 

St gilts ol fruit, candy etc.. »»»£ community- Bro. John 

more and better woi«- 

Ind.. Dec. 27. . „ wi „, EU . W. C. Stine- 

Pip. Creek church met ■• »~ Dec. 1 CoblcnU were 

bS ptesiding. Brethren ^ f^^ornin, ,car. Br. S>»*™* 

■«""'•-, °,? d ""de V r" nd Rob. Ci.genpeel, Sunday-school superm 

"" ™l Si« leiiers of membership were «™trf-_ * l „ v ™ hich the; 

gi'vin'g service the child 

eatned this »»™™ • program 

cooragiug. A C.nria. r,_ f ^ 

20, and an offering was 
Martha A. Hcssong, Fe 

Pleasant Ch,pel-In the Pi 
well under the leadership ol 



-^'Xir ™.Ena:Vn. r ey winch .,« 

■"tendance a. Sunday-.lmo.^-l^^ 

missionary support — 

""'"yeTr'oiu*' church ha. progressed quit. 
,\,a.lor. Bro. C. C. Grip.. S.pt. S we 



had a Harvest Mee,ing-a,, alb jy^ng^basketuhnncr 
2£ "vVe tod"" =^«oTt^ nad an^l^y meet 

s: srrf $rr S r hrW| 
sas a,;.^^. - -SgTrro^Thrvs: 

h.ld at our chuteh A very g ^ „ 

count, officos wo re pr .sent ojcci 

Srs^aS=»."-- „,., lkl 

Plunge Creek Ch.pel.~Our regular e 
and Sunday-school officers wcr 
as we have decided to begin 
(allowing are some of the - 
Albert Miller, trustee; R. 
school supcrintendcnt.-Hel 



i chatge ol 



Roy Kanaga 
work this summer gav 

Following this was 
„ by our young peoph 



period ol nine months. 

,.„,-, work Oct I- The 

„. clee'tedi A. -R. Eikcnberry elder: 

Sliehael, clerk; Fa,. Arnold Sunday 

Landis, Sidney, Ind-, Dec. -U- 

-c day on 



The 



■ elected io 



P^ont^ov. "-^S'wafdeKaS-T' thud k. 
"'"'^NZnTae'ticalK le "a"., spot. Eld. O.hO Winger del, v r, J U™ 

mr.reriuT S22S one H, . «J ,J'™» ,,^^.'1.' T. Ho.singcr'. 
,,,.,, , m ,es the house was filled to cai >acity Musselman 

"b Hecer. I. B. WW, J . G ; J";™" ™ ' A n „" .Bering of appro,- 
rendered valuable assistance .r ' ■ • h , „, .ur own 

imalely S7U1 was taken. A splendid r.sp ons.^o ^^ fa a „ de i,t, - 
members and others wo. maniiesteo. ^ ^ ^^^ o , „. orsl „p. 
have been paid and w. are happy ag« .„„,,!.,. the bas.ment w« 

Although it will take some rnone, yet lem3i „ cd f„, two weeks 

,.«, that will be fol'bcomu* Bro I- B stro ,„.„. The at- . 
pteaching each .vcning »»""?«■ ,„ lhilt could he asked lor. 
tendance was good and ".,,„„ D .c. 11 we met it. eo.meil 

Thirteen received the rite of 'Jl™ ■ „„„,,„,, p, r mont, Ind., 

when officers were chosen for the yeai. j. 

D RoJua.-B,o. Bagwell o. North Ma.ch.s t.r rnej w «^- "^ 7 
HornZmmg Day. At lite Sunday- soh ool ho«^ rjlh. » ( «J 
very interesting and helnlul talk t o t >ms (ervrf ,„ „,. 

delivered ..«».. m«.« c. 1 he „, mcf - , o reorganiec. 

basement. Afterward tin morn. Kl „ t „e,, gave a fine address. 

In the afternoon our pastor. Bro. e. s . rv icc which was the be- 

Bto. Bagwell took charge °< he " ™,.„. G. A. Snide, of North 
ginning of our r.vtvil •"*"»» « „„,„ Monday evening. .Jifwa 
Manchester, who could not b » in m| , s „ cre v , ,.j by 

Spirit-filled setmon, were P™«bed. ^^ „, „ h 

both th. evangelist and ,»»'-"- ,„, ChriM ; nine were bap- 

Manehestet. By united effort eleven a.cep ^^ ^^ a ipirlt „| 

Sr^oZrl^S^yelg y^nTloJe S3 
wa, given, The rrodig. s K^™" ^; „„„.„ „. h.ld Dee. 16 
with Bto. Snider ofBciating. I or ss fa , supcr i nt endent is 

fl 'mi.le^ChSr ^" V«-J& " MeSnge^ 
igrC^'^erf.^^^^ 
,„^wSa,TSro^M™: 5 W^fac; SlSSl. Denver. Ind., D.c. 21. 



on Dec 17 with Bro. Erbaugh 

Union City church met in business se. ni rf ^ ^ 

i„ charge. Church and Sunday -..tool Offi .ers ^ ^^^ ^^ 

coming year: Bro^ Erbaugh was ctos.n christian Worker. 

D„„ Weimer. Sunday-school super,, '"'■'"i. h , „,„. Helscr's 

are planning to study during he eon. «l< bc ;„„ D ec. 26. 
book. In Sunny ^.^SSl] of groceries to needy families 

The young people will dts rthi I * • «^ An oKrlllg ,„ mil - 

for Christmas and will sing t»»- , outlook for the 

*3f a jr£ , £r£z&P& B-b »-«. "* ci - 

'"w^Ooln church me, in council Dee 1, ^ethren^ Long 
and Earl Nusbaum were will. us. Three le ^^^ offic 

Hiram Roose had charge ol tn. » . k „ Hiram Roose; clerk,' 
were selected lor the coming year Eld. j »™ > Mi „„ ic B og.r: 

Bro. Foster Berkeyi M """!!' „ 1, Su „,|.„...hool and Christian 
corespondent. Sister Mina Gang.r. Our aunoa, >nd 

Work.r.' departments were reo'«."i.cd Oil and „„, 

l„Tr". h ;-rmr.nollorL.2na,eria,,, in a^umbe,^ 

by'Bro 1" R . ! Be"y°:. BWA5rJ^ "— 

.OWA 

Coon Riv.r church me. in business scssmn at the Pjiior, house 
I"" '" "r,h,' \,orko,ga™:ed' , general lor the coming year. 
a^"1» te b.rbL"i B, r , h„d on. ^^.oijbl^chnrch^as^o 
heavy calamilies have come to «■• "" "^ jmit , ailh „,„, witl , 
people who are , wi "'"« """^ ,„,„„„ and accomplish much good 
^.tSLZSTviE g'ave i. jer, nicc M C,,ri,,m., program^, 
,h. Yale house Sunday evening. Dec. K 



wete also talk, b, Bro. 
mease, in song ano. ™"™^ "& offering was lifted or the 
\V II McRoberts and our pastor- 'i cv .„i,ig the members ol 

General Mission Board. 0„ Itanksgi >■ c » J t c h„,.h ill union 
Se wio». churches in towr^ , met at the «' rf *«,«« 

Thanksgiving """"^ Jf,^ Home Department nl cm to»lw 
Sboorh^'attJn-Mlu:. ic.lso, ^iT^"^"-"..^. 

„J" Sr°. W The ■•Missionary V, s i.or s b »« m „„„ tBi Bible 
homes ol the department. Nov. -8 m r^.a d telliits: how ■' 

Sinda, by a splendid aj » fc 1*J ^ lis „ translation. . Dec. 
was handed down to us toda ■" ' ,„„„ impressive sermon 

Golden Rule Sunday. Bro- S .. ta ga >e ^^ 

„„ Practical Christianity, after wlmh t ^^^^ , 

Welfare Board of our church. 1W ^^ .„„„ s „„g 

gave our pastor and amuy u 
fables, fruit, and '"""if" ^i, w5 
nreseutcd Brother and Sister Small 

SS.t'SS 22 and thc^hjldrc. Wil ^-^JJ. ^- „„ 
ilonar, program Dec. 19,-Elsi. A. , ^ Earl £ T b 

low. River church met ... council « . ^ c ,. cl . d . Harl L. 

rs rcint^Hl^tri.^.-;- ^AK 

comer. Wc decided to have electric ug 
Clara Builcr, Marshalltown, Iowa, Uec. -u. 
KANSAS 

,„eil Dec 9 Officers lor the coining 
v =f,,e'°,, C ,cdl™s mC Elder.TD' Siew.rd; ^^J'^Z. 

',:M Br-. H=yr Kuh "' Si S i? W °.Vr"veh:;h the Oruaa?"*? 
0u , Christmas program . s Dc c A . * BdIertte , Kans., Dec. 20. 
offering is to be takc.-Mrs. n ,,uaincss meeting 

Kan-s City.-Calvary church ha hue reg ^ puU1 , h , n , 

Dec. H at which tunc Bto. Jesse Kalci.aug working togcth" 

House and ^»»"£,C'£"*. Sal Ihing. far the Lo, 
very harmoniously, trying " b ^ people, c,.,.. 

plav. The Old-I.shioned Mother. P" 1 ™ f, |r „nj be put on agam 
was a success, and because ol the dtma, . araonc 0Uf 

I;", evening ol Jan. 13. °" »«"" Ch is.n,« ptogram and love feast 
members' our series ol »=«_ church-School is progressing 

were d.lerred indefinitely. Our » """" , „„„.„, Sisters Chas 
nicely under the care of »"' ' / , ...rolled. The different 
rTmenrs ?<£ ^ch" are^rn'ovm'g "long very nicc„.-Gco. R. 
Ede" Kansas City, Kan.., Dec 22. ~ b ,„ „.„ fil ,. d 

McPhers.n.-Dec. 12 «« J.« tej« ™ gj- T , off „„,.,„.,,, The 

:-,r.,as" ve,,'tau'i,r '^j-. -« = „?»«,' 
.v. th. prima,,, junior »'»'™ c '"" j,,,. „| ,h. best icalur.s 

»r. ^^. v -«^":e^^.^ t .b« v b!;.b s.»s 

L^^'^Vf il ^ sSy-SoltLpt 
close oi the program ^a treat »»»»,,„, s „ vic . wa. hdd, «■* 
Sunday even.ng. Dec. 26. a very joo| ,,,,,,. „ a , 

the window, ol the church as a i"' m ■ adjoining room 

!J,ow„ against the window, wh. c a chorus^ n,^ ^ , 

^UriZ'^S?' «< I»- , ^^nfinllaeVden, S£ 
he .light flashed upon the ,cene stowing g™V Brow. ^ The ne.d.d 

the chorus sang, 'Twas Midnight and on , CC ured. The Aid 

.hair, for the Sunday-schoo rooms b""^ „ ab „ ol ,,„. 

Scci.tj, held their annual '»»«,■>' „,, „,.y have alread, 

"S-jSR S'it £ -butch building-Mrs. Lucy E. 
Miller. McPhcr.on. Kans., Dec ». ^ £> M 

New Albany.-The church held the, love » nicc „ mj d 

Reed ofGalesburg was will. "%.' " k ° ivi „ B offering was S4S.-Cha.. 
a lovely leas, together. Ou, Phanksg.v.nt 

WorlW 'president; D. P. N*^"?,, " rernodciing of our church 
sengcr » agent and cotrespondenC l c^ ^ ^ ^ ^ „,„. 

has been co.npbtcd and on wee. . {or (he serV tces 

t A. Robinson oi Pleasant Hdl. Ohio «... » Robinson 

o the da,- We had Sunday-school and a sermon (hc 

/on "he subject. The Path to Power At 2 P. «. be g 
dedicatory services which were vet; ,„ bi ..,, Slightly Soiled 

Robinson gave another s„ hi. I. d talk or, ft ^^ his ,nry of 

r*!ss^.~^-^ ^ ,sr a 8 r wh.„'x -rrs 

fet^x.^^S|t^ £S -- S -^; 

several hemg here Irom a aistni. 

"os-wkiee-Thanksgiving rw «e ^-^Mj ""^ Vlibfi 
everyone present bore t« l ™°°» ™. '"* " ,, is ,r,l,nied to the needy, 
offeting was given some ol wll.ch was ru , o Nov . , 4i 

Our revival, scheduled to beg... Oct. J. »a 1 i m .eting 

then on account of the serious dines, ol Sutter jarooc , rf 

diu not start until Dec. S. Bro. Jarboe^ca rne^lou e.^a « ^ & ^ 
very much that his "ile was unai an(J (rom (he , )C . 

community was anaiou, for the '""?' ', ■ . k „,. roads were 

.inning the attendance was good. me n Under 

Sy'-I me nights dark, bu, neve, helc.s ^ = falk.^cam 
,he powerful -« ""f,^ oj'sln 1 , o,,lc became interested and the 
.gainst the »«*'"' ■* •»■ g ee ,,. Eighteen came 
£."".,1" IX*. Three, mothers, young men, youn, 
S3 younger. W.. wccii, . Jc -."^ <>« to j 1\££ 
M T day omct.°!?n e g "Throughout t„e meetings our member, 
g.fh" t ' wofked ,h a„d%r,yed.-Mr.s. H. L. Br.mm.ll. 



forward; 
j women 
was held 
,vith Bro. 

Ozawkic, 



, Dec. 



Browns ville-- 



, lo 



, Dec. 24. 



th 



Greene church met in 
iding. Church officers 
,ister Lulu Smith, clerk; 

riter, reelected " Messe 
commitlccs. 



igcr. 



-il Dec. 4 With Eld. J. E. Small P«- 
electcd lor the new year as lollowi: 
J D. Shook. "Messenger" agent; the 

• correspondent; also new members on 
14 two representatives of thr *-' 



An ofieri 



Bible'-So'cW g»vc a very" «ood service "J*^ 1 ™^ varic 



dc 



MARYLAND 

. T T Mvers of Juniata College gave two ol 
i T. T. My=rs oi J Twentieth Century 

hi, interesting and ><"''""' 'f'ftt World. A short program was 
Bible and The Mightiest Thing in th. W mt p „,„. 

given on Thanksg.v.ng evening lolloweo o, . >v>j 

Bro. M. G. Wil.on. An offering of NO- =»;!•> s| , maki „ B 
added our tegular monthly offering for world „ Us( 9pring 

to'fnves^tfuao^hrmL,^ 
f. 1 fa7 i "ror^^. a "o£^y != ci U was J ,e,d o D« nb l, 

with Eld. C.s.le presiding. °»r Sunday "h wd „ 

Cherry Crov. church me, ., , council No. », 1.^ 
ou, aged elder, Eld. Arthur Scrog". . the d , oi „ , ,„ 

finance wee d.scussed. It wa, dciulcu c „mmittee. Those 

evangcli.t lor neat summet to too ™ suitable 

preen, seemed to think the latter P"^"^ ,„,„„ „, m .,„ b .„hip 
ttuie for the revival. Since ou _ ■ Thankgsiving evening a vet, 

have been rcceivcd and three g.ante ckxMa „ Worker. 1 Society 

interesting progran, was gendered .*, ^ B rr 

T,','„V°u,"Alrie,: ,,!;on°gh"he\ou„g ^."-^^i 
; h „gram'ry1lfB;ue 5 'R , ;Sge Vo'imiteer.-Brcthren Shum.ker and M.lle, 
and Sister. Weybright, Summers 



•rs— Brethren soumaKci a,,.. - 

,„d Showalter. Sunday afternoon, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 8, 1927 



29 



„„,l,r«d a very acceptable Chri.tn.a, program 
Dec. 19. the children "»£"» ?, d ^' hild been looking toward .11 
,„ a large audience. The chimrcn olTerir.es lor L.ao 

»,-» to the time when Iter cor," «'« rf ^ ;„„,;„,;„„ when the 

Se™t.^^^^^ 

, im e the children o( ? «r chnrcj ""^'a.^.^hool will be ever- 
and all were hoppy/in '« J™™- ,,"„, m ™t and Cradle Roll have 
green again this year. A home deparfinen Haney, superintendent 
Len organi.ed with our ooste J,,,,,,^,,, D . M. Merr.il, 

of the former, and Sister Ham y 
Lonaconing. Md„ Dec. 23. 

MICHIGAN 



. tw 



'al 



t «W. *~***S£ -— ,<«„ ™j% - dS, Audrey 
B „. ,. A. Gu.hr.ci Mc,s e . B cr ag ^ ^^ y , 

Stutzman One letter •» « Slut.nian, superintendent. A , 

Sunday-school officers with «"■ » rendered Sunday morning, 

v „y interesting °J™'™> S "X.Teld, Mich.. Dec. 27. 
Dec. 2o.-Audrcy Stut.n an, Bh..l ^ 

seen Gallery, an i ^ vincyi formcr pastor of it. raius 

«' "xF^y'^'a^err^aT^^m;, S 
ST. X^no-ltapS^icn., Dee. 20. 

ings and . good se, m». A J»»k «, f.Vdeo.s Iron, the Volunteer 

of special songs, a '"J""'™ '£" our Christmas program with a 
,aken lor mission,. Dec. W ™ ,ecitotion., special songs and 

sermon in the morning ami "■'•'"'■■ , iiled [„ rnis.ions.-Mrs. 

a play in the .»!■'"'<"?"■ A Mi f* Dec. 27. 

John H. Land,., Manistee, Mien. _. 

New Hoven.-Nov. 14 our "V'valm.e™ began c.ciing the young 
preached the morning ! J-™°'' T j^ a missionary play. Nov. 21 
people gave a ,.I .ant """""""^'J ; ilh , b , sl e, dinner. In he 
wc had common, y day at our c nu Education in the 

aiternoon the subject, ol TW iHoa )he ch „ cll „ a 

Home, The Relation of he Church » ™ ti ^ ^ ^.^ ,, 

,|,e Community were discus eu , nk ' v ,„g ,ermo„ and an offering 
Bro. Eshclman preached our H" ' » deputation team 

"a, laken lor the Di.lr.c. Mission Bo.rrL Kc* J J Qur . 

(rom Bclhany gave a program wmen w baJ roa( , s , he 

i„ g , closed Nov. 28 Owing to '»»»"• „,,„ „„« were built 
attendance was small but wo '" ' » ' ."J* , atcr ,,e harvested, 

up spiritually and that see. I was sown v 
-Hard Long, Middleton, M.ch.. D 



Snyder ot Huntingdon, Pa., has jus. closed .. 

mcc.ing here ol good, interesting and "Uf™ ™ > ""■ „„„,,„ 

well attended. Nine came out for ChrM and »cre I 

in counc.l will. Bro. S t. Ihomps n ^ Mv> 

letters were given and received. 0B«" «™J e ™ ,, , g[ „, and 
year, among them Sister S. L. Thomp son Mes.e g^ J 
corespondent.— Mrs. Lucy L-. nout,<-, «•- >■ 
NORTH DAKOTA 

SST^-iS. 'in ,l.r=ing"a ^vii, %£-. 
isiencd to a rousing missionary address h .Bro C. C Mr 

.- j ti. nfferinr. lake., for world-wide missions was s" . 

Cando. The offering '»"" L F| presiding. Church and 

. 16 we met in council with EM. Earl ^- ' 10" P w 

Sunday-school officers for the year were electeo Qi|r „„,„ 

,„ secure an ''Xi'wil^nc'niention of taking up work a. Beth™, 

s^^'rb ass r -r..%i^.''-« 

er,e,^d r JSh'.he ] ^e»ig,r^a;i L.Ve, Rock Lake, N. Dak.. 



me., oor needs and we arc in the same condition a, .he growing 
school boy whose dimensions have outgrown his cos ume 

.- m ,. )n trive u? .1 much appreciated sermon. Dec. & t>a. j. n. 

iHuSXst^^,err^'3a|^o^ 

T.7,ri iin.To.li clerk- C. C. Clark, secretary; S.slcr J- T. McWy, 
SI™! ',«„f E J- Glover. "Messenger" corre.por.dcn.; 
Bro Jos'-Ni,,, elder! W. arc in a growing ei.y wi,h unhm.Ud p.s- 
sibilitie..-E. J. Glover. Oklahoma Cly. Okla.. Dec. 



OREGON 



MINNESOTA 



-i n . 7 with Eld Irvin Leathcrman 
Lewiston ehurcl, met .. eonoc, ID cc 7 ^'" „, rf Mi „ n „p„li. a, 
h, charge. Th « ehurc 1, dec .d.d^ « c ^^^ ^ d 

SriST °Ibe C cnS appreciate^ > the interest Bro.^catb^n 

Bro'cS. ri-»S; sbjf^^s 

SS S^RnSc^huII^s^r—an dmen, gained 
a wide, knowledge ol these 1 aid I»- ■• ^' ^J^,, .,„d church 

'",'""' B '° 1 . „„„er Thir leadership we expee. to accomplish much, 
advancement under^t ,„„„, Mi ,„,, Dee. 20. 

-Mft. Esther Mccov meeling ^ hl<J , 

Worthington.-Our chur.h BeM .ne r i, , Amm 

, ime ihc church officer, were elected. »">■'■ ^ j Su „ d ay-,chool 
elder lor three year,; Bro. KusscU . Fowfc^ n. elee ^^ ^ _ 
superintendent. On Sunday evemng. meetings earl, 

fo;bT.pring"°w»l"'«n r^ve'S a. .H= e.o.e -Ruth Edd,, Worthing- 
ion. Minn., Dec. 27. 

MISSOURI 



. -i rw ,=. Officers were elected 

Be.hany.-Our church me, m co«ne. ID '^° M ^ The church 
for the coming year. V.-^.ise iger " auc'cy in the hand, oi the A.d 
decided to place the Messenger s b( . g inning his second 

•-a .So, s-us 3 ;^ -tfrzffsrx?. ks 

number ol our lyceum course was ,o o. ^^ ^^^ We hope 

,o be postponed because ol sever. s or, s ^ jim Mo ., Dec. 23. 
,„ have i, l.tere-M~ Jessie S. M ^ ^ ^ Thc 

Oak Grove eongrega. on me, in eal ^ ^..^ .even.y.five 

of the annual visit was maoc. hrought to 

mil,, fro,,, the *«££»*„«£,, ^'^meneed Nov' U with Bro. 
Iheir hearts. Our revival mecti. b Br0 _ j w 

Abel KUltaB.worthdo.iiB the P reachmg t l rjv n sUon( , 

^\=^e^„,ey=^ hee^d^h^nd A ^ A Hot.on and 
H. A. Dougherty were installed 1 in the °»« „ was , v „, 

least w„ held Dec. 4 with Bro. Sj U «»»» g „ Dsc . a 

quiet and spiri.ual meetn.g.-Edith Kill.ngsnor. ^ ^^ ^ 

Smlthfork.-The regular .fuarierly biniiwn mj»V ^ g work 

4. At this time wc elected officer, ted de parlmo nts w „ 

tor the coming , ear a. ollovvs. On paste. Eld ^ .^ 

3TLT Tinman'crogan was •^SSS^S^TSSrlSi 

a, .he regular Sunday service All are yooug 1 ^^ 

young mother. The young W^^' * wd yin« Reaching 

with the pastor as leader. At present in > Wednes- 

the World Through America. They meet in* homes^ ^ 

day evening lor discussion a divisions-adult, young reoplc 

Christian Workers Band, wilt; ami u ,„ wi ,h good in- 

and junior. All meet regularly evoy ^nm«*^ «j a 

tcrc.t. The Distr.ct Meeting wa, held here > , . variou , 

spiritual uplift. Some splendid message s vverc hrooghl ^^ ._ 

church leaders. The a..o e.M «m wth the len derl ^ m<Lmory 

Sroe 3 S:ei.,;"gr.irKr,;t'^uring^..m S m 

a Children'. Day program and a j»ge.n., The C h »»«nge ^ 

Cross, b, some young people assisted by an adult leader » ^ 

year the children look up the »«"»'> ,? „„,„ , be ' Sunday-school 

China. Twenty-seven auarters were given Iron, amo „ ntI d to 

ISPS-"® r;bo;r^gJaf^ 'given by^eejriidrcn and as 

the, dropped their money in the basket each .one told ho^m ^ 

had been earned. Our pastor gave the I ho nksg , g 

ceding Sunday and an offering of S77.S »■«"■ b , hc 

Board, The third Sunday ol each month a report >, give . 

missionary secretary and the offering goes o he b « ' 

Board. The response to mission "^V^re^f attention during 

good. The lemperance work ha, re.e.vc.i a so. ^ ^^ Thc A , d 

anee to Tome extent.-Ada Sell, riall.burg, Mo.. Dec. 18. 



D Kcmnare church - in eoonei^Dee nJJ-^J^*-^ 

"I"*, , te the ,="ar Bro. G I Michael, elder; Sister Lar.cn, clerk; 
Se^W S« smaller ^'.tT'of P .T"u'„day-.cb.ol.--Jcn„ie Iter,, 
Kcumarc, N. Dak.. Dec. 28. . ^ 

Wey ^-^^^r^L-cS iftSlS broads. 

postponed a week bc^a se^ m ■ , for tUe cominE 

Offtcerr. for church and Sunday ".,',. Rr(> D S Petry, Sun- 

. -R-,, n T DienlorfT, elder in charge, uro. u. o. » ••' j. 

C'«£J ."upe'rin^cden,; W«bj. ^ ^""Sr^"^..'-. 

;i»ti ^^"^{^^""'^rtorLrra; 

is ill school at Mt. Morn, and Bro. Lnglar also away iro 

"hi, .toe We gave the little folk, tele tre.-^om th .J Sonto 

school today We have ,»s. -"^^ „l ye", but our attendance 

„ North Dakota ha, had in a ntimher ot JO M „ c _Mrs. D. T. 

at Sunday-school and church services keeps up 

Dierdorlt. Surrey. N. Dak., Dec. IS. 

OHIO 

V, s, r.i„;,tmi, sea, observed a. both services. There 
Covington-Dee 26 CbturtoM w^ob, rv^^ ^^ hy 

FTr'abeTh^Bloug.,; a' forn.er worker among ^£™' »'£* 
i E.^Slf nude-ruction 0. B,0 E. *£-_»« 
divided into three part, and the tart scene J .^ Egyp( 

k h %.« P taT 1 old7hie? d v,.r.tp"edlV h left by them which was 

r¥ He :, 'SLcVo-his'^no-eryiri" Vhe» h \r;sr 

old'"/ IrcTthe-toS pretending to read it, «* J-J- 
-Sin-o7 l :hf^o^;:n!^ae|d'o£.o the U« biind and 
^^k^'r^rj^'L.^wfth.o. Wemyer 
presiding Officer, were _e.ee d "'"l^™ J„^ R dab,ugb; 
SSen^" I agi.t^c^d^^cUr,.S,„ra^,der. 

was granted. A committee was apponuea . « c , n tly closed 

Ohio, Dee. 23. , , in „ C on- 

Hamil.on church recently held their a nnual <„ ic 
, luc „.,l by Bro. C. H. Petry ?' E »'°"' ^is.cT tSonghout the 
powerlul sermons. A fine spirit was baplized, 

meeting. Eleven were Reived into «K eh», re^. « ^^^ ^^ 
two reconsecrated and two can ...irty-scveii members present. 

Our love least : ... held Dee 1 8 ..« . tl „«y . 
-Mrs. J. E. Mcs.more, Hamilton, Oh a „ mv „,a„ „f Elder 

Lick Creek.-De, ; » was the « .Men »ed.lu ag an,, ^ ^ ^ 
i„^-.£n X ro^B ulg'weh ^Ih £n f --Ind delivered 
'"he ,er.no„ on A G.dl, Horo, > Special » ( «^*»' ' b » ktt din'ner. 
ouartet from Defiance. Alter s .^ clcvcn y( . ar s. In 

All the children were P'«™> '"' „ rc " ml de and the present, given 
the afternoon, several short talks were m. |rom lhf chll . 

„„, which amounted to ,om< i thing over y '%,,„„,,„ oi gh t a 
dren. with numerous other g.it s. "J o|(|;r . i „„ , k e„ 

t^r "en P eff. er of m E;™ab. B ,h C Kin:orr , 't the "mission held.-Ivan Bru- 

the former and to take a speeial "Jf™ , c . •=,„,„, presented 
missions At this meeting our pas.or. oro. j. ^ 

SrSnotion to .»^««c;-",'^ s ''' v ™fhc?p'fu, 5 ard r0 much cnioyed 
of Chicago gave a message mai : w* * j progr.im 

b, «' Pc^-^^^ThfAoTohorol soeie/y rendered very 
Sunday morning. Dec *. "» Wondrous Light. A few of 

effectively the Christmas cantata Ihc ^ ^ churc , ics o( „ 
our local member, sing m tni. en rf ft|j „„„. 

town dismi.scd their evening service |ifa , y b 

The young married people cla. ha, budget. The Aid 

raising approximately $100 to JW. ncar IlUur e.-Mrs. J. C. 

Society Plans to serve lunches a. saics . 

Flora,' Pleasant Hill, <*»•»«'■» _, ,„ „„„„ „i„, EM. W. D 
Pl„™t Vicw.-Dec. 3 the ehoreh met _ ^^ ,„, o „, cd 

Landc, in charge. Church "d!«« ,J c , n , 1 „, 1 , i „ „er« gran.ed and 
for thc coming year. Two le ters ol o , (he c ,„„,, 

two accepted. It wa. decided 11 a t tl Su „j a ,.,chool eh.se. 

should acl as a nom.nai.ng c""™'"",,' D . R. McFadden came to 
i„ selecting .heir teachers. Dec 8 Uro^ hc]d , or , h , hc 

us to assi,t in a scries of meetings, ne ^^ ^ hcn oUf Urge 

Word with power until ^^ihWto-d the .eriplural injunction 
house was crowded. He ....... sti, pi ^j „„„ fivc 

of "rightly dividing the word i of tpilh. ,, e is almost eighty 

were baptised; .wo awai. the '"-'""'. , h! „ contributed largely to 
a,,d she i. nearly a. old. Another thing. ^ jr^ ^ ^^ mc.agcs 
,|,e interest and success of the me _i g - leadership ol 

r^o^^ieniyr 8 ^C«2r-s=s "-■ -- s 

'ih t'XJuiVneuedSon-r^^url-^vid Byerly. Lima. 



„,he, ccngregion-me. ir. oauncil Dec ^V*™^. 
™'. n ,;d?„. S a"d ^Mes, S . a nTcr" ffi a C g»,rSi„er H. II. Bft.er P-^"' 
, P c Si...r.' Aid. Our Thanksgiving missionary offer '"f v", 5 "'^ 
and our Near Ea.t Relief offering, on Golden Rule Sunday S21. VVO 
have only about fifteen member, at present We sent » lo ueinany 
Bible School.-H. II. Ritter. Mabel, Ore., Dec. _. 

p rtl,id -Dec 19 our Sunday-'.chool rendered a Chri.ima, program 
,„ °?™he,°c of over -TO. Nearly half of .his number were children, 
a large number of whom look an active part in the cxercc, me 
older' member, of the sehg, presented a pagean . mj! hdd^of 
^ g^rol food-aXVLVwhich will large,, be used in supplying 
Cl.,i,.n.,s ncccs.iiics lo ihc poor of our community. Bro Hiram 

wok f ooMoo'day evening and discussed Snnd^^ool prob ems 
Wc were glad for thc presence ol ll.esc visiting brclhrcn and lor the 
ta.piro.ion which the, brought to u,. We are looking I forward ^ to 

.1 Lo.l, ol the new year will, happy anticipation. Several new 
the work ol the new ye. e. KrC atIy appreciate thc 

familie. have moved into our n id.t ..n.l »c gr » '> JJ Berth- 



PENNSYLVANIA 



k.eiving service was held in the Hanover- 
,"' ! , S "'""b7„ Lei C 7, g " of Richland, Pa., preached for u. 
The c hurcb met in council Dec .3 with Eld. Tl.os. Patrick presiding 
S„rc ^ i^c^ed ^unday y .c r -"J^-j; £& 
„TT N ."" . eh'.% D .od°B™ r ch".f Grol, ■ Hanoverdr.,.1 andBr. 

bSg^ruih^^dc^cS. ; 
-Mrs. lames N. Wright. Ilumn.elsiow,,. Pa.. Dec. 20. 



Ohio. Dec. 22. 



OKLAHOMA 



NEBRASKA 



sit from Bro. Frank 
Kearney church very much enioyed j'," -,. lnJ impressive; 

Crnnipackc, Nov. 23. Hi, lecture wo, very '^ '""^^'g li.t J. R- 
we knew so little of real conditions in China, ov.ni 



(..-.st Dec 4 with twenty-nine 
B,r.le,ville church cnioyed » '°" ' Pa„o„,.Kan... were with US. 
member, present. Five ™embcr from la r, „„,„,.„„,. Dec. 12 

„d one Iron, Guthrie, Okla. EM Joo. £ 1 ^ ^ „, 

",, held our busine.s meeliug to dec. elm e R 

year, and S«n»oy..ehool ^officer, te^ ^ ( , u . 

i, elder; Edw.n Croft ch-rk. Uro. , , u ,, cr inte.,dent | Em I 

vacancy); Bro. C. A. Olwin. bunoay s primary department, 

vacaiic,.. " o',. r niwin suoerinteooco, ... i. ....." , 

^^'SXiSflesySe. Ok..., Dec. 27. 
Oklahoma Clty-Tho «rt .is '^J^ t "J „o, sufficieo. .0 

reason to expect greater b-iiii- 



~E.st "FoirJiew church ' opened > serie. of "ee'mj. |Jov 27 with 
u-o^^deS me™gc^S^ app cia^\ oil wAg 

As a result of the meeting, thirteen c = on o, he Lo side 

and three have come since .he me.UnB, closed, most „^.™~J^. k 
came are over .ix.ecr, years of age. Wc w ^ ^ ^ ^ 

on ,n the service for our Master • ™e ™ ( ^ mr 

AMen Decker p^sidmgWc de C d,| get ^ ^ ^ ^^^ 

.upe^tenS^MrAl-inT Becker, M.nheim Pa.. Dec 2, 
Glade Run church me. in council Dec. 18 w.l 1. our pa s or. Jld ; J. 

« w.,'aiS i a,^ldc?Br'A,fre B , Boi'v.er. cler, Ne.Ue J£ 
pastor "'j t.on .vriler corrtspoinl'-i-t Uro. Ivor 

3 "T C 'td n.1 fa U mi,y U :ere y grcX* surpriS ^*«'£r3 & .be 
•'Its?".".™ 3 ". a h, ?,S" !.'ris]ma. gift from the -jgegj- i^lJ-J 

thing will cause a pastor to g. ...to u. »ork ^.^ QnJ 

earnest it is when he feels tl ol h.J ■ ' "' "",„„„ ,,,,. Dec. 27. 
appreciatcd.-Mrs. J. Lloyd Hcdrow, We.. K.n img, . 

G,«.n Troe.-We I.e. that those of «., ^ lunior. who were ..rolled 
i„ ,|,c Junior League have done very we ^ in th r 
carry the Gospel to L.ao Cbou ^'e "ere *« | ^^ 

enrolled from thc |umor clones of our auma^ ^s rf 

now turned in their money, ,«, » h,J . wo «n „ 

Mission Board Dec our pa tor rcoe lu ; .1 ^ ^ 

on the subicct. The Joy ol eiiris • T u , Thl5 was 

w« on nteSg.no iS b, Mrs. B.rg ; Ve.ger. The i .uh, was 

very helpful. Dec. 20 the C, E^ . Society • n em ^^ ^^ a 

"dai",imc wT. eni»yeJ.-M n, s ! F R " .mmcrman,' Norri.town, Pa.. 

D ^ T ^^ C :!n b 'cS,C„ 1 'o.' i r's^Soo, fpered^ 

fot^snng ^rom,' conl.ing ^•^TSiTS^L^SS. 
Following this the girls of the choir govc as '« B „ R , ogk 

;rtch^a Ji a, l Snml ^^'^J^^X^ S 

children of the J"™» r iJ Y Zimo.erman' Norristowu, Pa.. Dec. 27. 

" Hru,o ,'er.-Br y o. Jalob E. Myers preoeh.d *' JJj"^ ffllri'lTtta 
1» Everything Give Thanks A, off n...^ |Lftrf ^ o|Tcri „ g , 
Hanover Rebel Fund De-c. 12 l» =™ ' , jio for .he 

»»» "■ ■ ^^rllS Volunteer? of Elirahcihlown College 

™:;„;;-rin.cSi„g mLionary •£*-*-£ SS3 £S 
"' S^^^'KccifcrUtr^Card Look and j Bro 
^Fr'ESUlown^liJeeflund'-^a^ 

"HatfieM^gr^n convened ^JJ*^ ft ^ 
Eld. W. B. Fret, presiding. One letter |h= c g 

.chool officers and S»ndoJ..cl o 1 Boo .1 ^ e= r „j„; cli for 

Sdoirr^er^ur revival effort gj-jj* 
^^Xfol'Sf^coScrwithGod, Word.-, Her- 

™pc::Srch rr^-^ji sjjt-'-s: 

LongcLker orcidiog- ^ ^ ^/.e.ce ,„ the house of .he 
Bro. Longeiiccker gave sho'l lUlcori e Thanksgiving 

Lord, which wa, very ...ste.ng. W e " ers ^ &jt 

n,, and an offering of S20O.42 was "" c " ' „ Wednesday 

flfw,; previously reporled .hot h. -« »« ^^„,„ ptos „m 
and .ha. >hc offering was [bww „ r :„ary and junior department.- 
WO. given in thc evening by the pr.mo ry and J ^ fi „ rf 

Special mu,ic al.o was -'•'*"", c '„cg, exien.ion course 
and thc program wa. -»™JV. .i* > "'»> exan.ii.atie.... 
,ha, «.„ in P™*""^,"?. S who had pa,..-S»rah G. Shelly. 
Thc work wa, ol ililcresi 
Palmyra. P.v. Dec 27. E1J Mic ,, a cl 

R ichlond.-OC. 31. one week : prior « . T h»< f ^ . ^ 

Kur.r preached the exam noi.on s. nun p s piohr and 

r^iSir^P^tu-^c-Slfog Spring congregation; the 

(Continued on Page 32) 




THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 8, .927 



30 



THE NATIONAL CHURCH MOVEMENT 
IN WASHINGTON, D. C. 

(Continued from Page 27) 

, out to the ends 



wtli 



while here 



the 
dip- 



spirit they rece.ve wn.ie — tives , jurists 

country. All these *?£££%» are from all parts o 
lom ats and government oft cuds > £ of Gospel of 

the country, need the ""'.'""'"f Christ is essential in every 
Chris, while l>=re. The spmto « , exeou tive and 

-<««- • these great dencurthrati^ha^ 



and development in 
,„ore than half a century * B^^ Beforc he passed 
,„e missionary activity of he cnu of ^ 

Lay he provided a so that a jarg ^.^ d 

should go to the cause of rmss.o ^ (he j 

alWayS "™B ethre" a Work," and he continued 



cals were 
the " Pilgrim 



and ' 



I, When eyesight 
^^^^^thc.atcstnewsinthe 

'Messenger" read to him. 
When 




isscnger" read to him. pcoplc . s Home 

hen the project of estaW.sh. ng a ^^ hc scrved 
,U. Morris was undertaken Dy time and mca „ s 



Burrow-Brown 

,. Geo. Pe-"' 

C. H. B 



'nd'deo.ed both time and means 



at Mt. M 
as trustee 
toward the success o 



r Committee ! 



It is 



notoriety, display, or emu - they 

ing impressive and beau *>™ . ,j sensc , but in the 

national churches in any eccles .. trans i en ts and 

° „se that they are intended to secy ^^ 
:«. S from a« over the na^n-they^re ^ 

buildings in order that great ^.^ , 

render the most efficient nd „ We afe „ ot 

b„, we are i"«uenced °y ° £"„, other churches 

to take our pos.tion b j t 1 - ^ ; a „„. 

r^.sSnXr a :ndt.;sLdin g tes,,monyin 

'favor oi our holy faith. cdifice adequa te to 

For any denomination to "»' „, c pro per 

its present ««*.»* ■ V k " Washington-a city 
^rtsts^SeSAemU national^ 
local action. Therefore, her 
of national churches. 
Washington, D. C 



en times 
time he 
id also 



Burrow oi C" — 
-Geo. E. Hr.ll.tl 

rtv the undersigned at th 
Moulton.Thom...-1'l ." ' 
parent., Brother and Si 
1926, Mr. SewalJ J 



fluenced by any vain 
other denominations 
wealth, but we are in 
ligation 



He served as member of Standing rches ^ 
and on various comm ttees » co „ gr ceations a 
,,ad charge of several *« fences on various 
se rved as moderator •»' ' . movcd to California 

occasions. In the year I'M ' theUm. > congreg ation from 
and he served as elder o ft kL of this respc ,„. 

,007 ,0 mi when »e asked to be ^ ^^ , he gc 

-mined he was sel- 



. Bowmont 



_H. G. Shank. Fi 



i,„ed Dee. 3, IMS, 

(Ma., and Ehio . 
Fairview, Mo. 

home ot the Jbrldrt 

Bowmont. Idaho, Dee », 

Zl a^Si^'EUiahetl. E. Thomas, both 



S,nd y ..n S ,edne C A. thj; ho-"', 
Ovule C utte, S.mi a» 



itland, Idaho. 

„,„e underfed Dec._|. .«*_?". 



d Evel) 



Inglcdue, boll, of Lima. 




Uhty and never host inter 



gbty ana neve, .-- f God 

,o the promotion of the Kmg 

panion as long as physical ««« ,»___, n 



known 



best by 



Ohi 



SI 



. St 



in Seneca County, 

I„d„ Dec. 12. IS*. 

survived by five daugh- 

and one BW™"* 

,1 lhc Brethren Church. Serv- 



at Arg» 



than 
need and justification 
Earl M. Bowman. 



ED MUND FORNEY: IN MEMOR.AM 

„( Michael and Kacnei n" 
Edmund Forney sou of »££ Pennsylvania, April 
Forney, was born m Somerse ^uutv, ^ at 

5 1S38, and died at La Verne .. _.,,., ,,, ir ,| 



, 7 months and 25 days. 



the 



He was the third 
. of 88 years, V «-»•—, wllo m have passed 
child in a family of ten ch rtdren ^ of La v 

on before save one »«» - nclee „ years of age 

Calif. UP t° *=. time Edmund wa in feaching 

the family lived in Ff"^ 1 "™ ™ rk whc „ the parents 
school; he continued < he sa ™ -„ 1857 . Along with 

moved ,o Richland Com, . llhnois ^ ^ 

teaching he took his part ... he Ip. g During ^ , ime 

„,e family had choser .for = by typhoi<1 

be met with an accident which w ^ recoy . 

-a" m— wW * ^'ent to *e northern par, of .lie 
ering his strength he went _l h Hersheyi daugh- 

Sta.e where he met and married Eh?* ^ Their 

separation cannot be for long- humble 

mother and Sister Forney .began 1, m ^ .^ ^ 
way. but by industry and frugality w , f no( 

themselves a home that had ^any o h ^ sons 

many of the luxur.es of M'J™ f t ,, e sons dying in 
and two daughters were born three ^ &w . 

infancy. Those rema.nmg a e Eh . Mrs Min . 

D . L„ now of La Venje Calif S» ^ j^. E „ 

nich of Greenvlle. Oh.o, I. K ■ an( , E j of 

now Mrs. L. J. Lehman °< La ^ v J ninetccn grand- 
Pomona, Calif. There are so "»,' g ^^ ^ 

children and s.x ^^™ in „,e church and one 
sons and one son-in-law are c a ran( ldaughter. 

son and the other son-in-law deacons gneg ^^ ^ 

Ruth E.. with *£*£££ Sjlndia Mission held, 
little daughter, ,s now «!» f d h , years 

rrL-nrrloratw^ths recently hy the 
writer and family on furlough Jr „ W » ^ Mas(e 

Father's years of most churcl , 

cause were given while hvmg - ' >= ™ c d to thc 

imn °' ,S - H ^5 he He a wat dtine'd "o the eldership in 1873 
mimstry in 1865. He was (hat , imc „„ 

a „d was in charge of the church h church 

the year 1900 when he , moved ,0 C al to ^^^^ ^ ^ 
grew and prospered and became one ^^.^ 

District of Northern Ibno, .Jrfl en .1, p ^^ .__ ^ 
Bro. Hope to Denmark came bete, akmg 

and also 'he sending of two elders am, ^ ^ ^ m 
wit h him to help Plant the d«e ^ ^ >t 

when Bro. Hope presented lor 




e m daul=hte'" » TitTin hy the- wr.ter.- 
widovv o, B,». Beni. Brandt, died 



dan gill 
Elder: 



^"""^rihtborncc^^daunh 

' Be, "S,e' e S on; 9 t«cmy"hr"c erandchiU 
ill .or many years . m«mb 
.. at the home ot one ot if 
[V Thomas. Tiffin. Oh.o. 
Br»dt. Sister FanniV Vouns 
,„. 5M926. a E cl ,» ye.'"; ;„„„ „,e,„„er o. ...e -■-- - 

S. H. Hert.ler. A. ». ™ ^ Elza „e,htown, Pa. 
adioinin. cemetery. M. ■ ^ ^ 

Brieher, Mrs. Li.* »~ "m»a»en. 

B months and SS^n 

by Eders E. W. fcdns, R-rdner, Ono, Pa. 

p„tor of this chnrch.-Elmer Gardn dicd De 

laughters, one oromc decades ana " , 



(ailhlnl member ot the •-»■■ ^ (he 



One of his greatest 

of Zion and to this 

few days before he 

Jesus, Lover of 



Brethn 



very active part 

Gro y ,e church in Oct.. 1875, when D ™ .»j~ -,■ -- -^ ^ 
revision and adoption "■> O'"" 1 . '^^ ".A Later 
, he Brethren tracts J«*t**«^ mcctins a t 

he took an interested and active ^^part ^ 

^ Wad lTbe°;d°e V r e s' C body whe"„ d En a oc„ P Eby P aud Daniel 

%rZ£££Z* *° Di »fd "tb: s'pread^ortt 

ir^^^-oru^ivedtosee 



.,,. knew him most intimately 
those who knew w 

iovs was in the singing of the ong 
hough, he gave expression on, , a 

asse'd away, then sang in pa r. th ^ ^ Scarcely 
MvSonl." His last illness was o sho ^ ^ ^^ 

could we say he was sick^ rn, ^ mj gone . H e 

?:;,nr1m^ S Crrt:,n^n example to those who 

and W . F. England and . h« --^ a ]arge concoursc 

cemetery near La Verne ; Forney, 

of sympathizing fnends. 

E,ma Rebecca Brubaker, daughter^f Hoses Pjd tt- 
be.h Bosler Brubaker was born «c 

homestead south of Vrt» £> £% J Dec . 9 . ,926, 
part of her life and where, she P ^^ ^^ ^^ ^ (he 
ag ed fifty-sue years, one ^ Girard wher ^^^ ^^ 

ag e of eight she w„h ^™" , ? lg88 , shc married three, sister, one b 

she remained until her ™*P***. "* ' born fi v= children. 
Ezra H. Brubaker. To taj»» w « i» ^ church 

At the age of sixteen years she ™ , ld 

o, ,be Brethren and rece.ve. — c, .h, ^ ^.^ 
P.easan. Hill , congregation She a a ^ o£ , he 

in her relationship with he '" », J d .„ his 

church-, she was the °*f //» ^ ^ ear „est worker 
duties as minister and elder and ever 
for the Master and his cause. 

Her home life gave her keenest ^dehght »•* ^ 

gave her very best. Her husband alway .torn ^ clnirch 

always first in her thoughts. 

sr™is ,=:■.«"»>•• - -■**" ;' 

hearts of all with whom she came in contact. She leaves 
Virden, 111. 



.rher'mo^rtiithtnt workers 

,-rvice and .he will he rn»«i '>" 

■ ...„ n D ^aiev cbnrcli by Eld. JJ- ' - Minnie 

re" Et'f «*»"««. BuSr'n'the Recdley eemet.ry.-Mrs. 
Stale, Reedley. Calif- rianieLand Mary DilhnB. was born 

s rfirrauS, e o7,;™i,s 

rat." loyal, devoted worker 



H. Cripc Dec. 



and 



isisted l>y 
r L a;,n S eemc,e^'oVe'i.ra.-Mary 



of 



lend 'assistance wherever 

, „ vcr , patient .utterer, be- 

needed. ^ne was ., . e ld e rs and was 

^,^^r-.-s",o^^^s^H 

Coot C^eTand Bridje-ter -^"cbri.tia'n life. She i. ..- 
sttritag duahti" and lived an exemp y b> , (h( . wr.ter assisted 

«-;'™'Sl" ! i To tinted he, a short wbi.e be.ore she 
'jLl.-B. S. Land*., Harrisonburg, Va ^ 

Flk e. Christian J., horn at I?>-" sW ™' ^ ,„ Iowa in .865 and 
, d u years. 5 mouth, and 2 £>>■ ^ To ,„;, un.or.nme 

ricd to Frances B. Allison u son . on e dauebicr, 

born. He leaves In. w. ;■ „, a „j „ in , great- 

sister., one brother, twenty-lour &*?«°°" , he „ hc lived 

th hi. son. B. J- I,kc - '; ' a „d bad lived a con.istent 
about 8tty,sev.n _ W* ^ „' " oe acon nio.t oi this tunc. 

Flenun,. Bro' W- »., eldest ■ j J™ ,", „„. „. ,„ ,S78. he 
;„„, bom in Tiwccanoe Conn J.^ IWL^A P , mme ,„ „„ «,« , .1 

m „ried Susanna Miller and be > "■' , , „,„ Brethren Aug. 22, 

S. birlhvlacc. He »"•*?"'* . 5,„"h he loved to serve so well. 
1C09 being loyal and huthlul o tie """;,„ Kfe a „,l its service 
To. Fleming very much en.oycd the Chn...."^ & 

aUvavs present in 1>' S P'" tt ':,;„. 11-111111 as church 

,,,d"\mday-sehoo. in "^^S'.eX".! <h= adult 
.._;,« fa, a -K;.^ » .S ™? r ; ,„e pa,. Eve week, b,s 
Bible Class at the tim< 10. ,nointm« •**"'." 

health bad been b.Uu •'""" | X', ,„ the Home Hospr.al Thursday 
^nr,nd D on . e .oltovTg dt Bee. » UJto ^^ro'.her'.'. 
S'"e.l'a,,cp He eg™. h,s -dow, .""^ Bl , ri „, ;„ ,bc 
Services by John \\ Koot in Lalayctte, Ind. 

Springe-ale cemetery --Anna E. Wag , >t „ ock 

Flick, Sister, wile of Bro. J. ^Vl v2t» She was the daught- - 
ta X„n Memorial Ho.,..., aged « g»» sta u , 
,„e late Philip , Wa «"" °' h „° B ".ons and one bro.ber. 
husband. »» »* ,, ; l X»r« by Brethren Jn 
Bridgewa.cr Church o. >ne , Va . 

„. G. Wes..-Ida Fry, B„dgewate,, re6] 

H.».y. SLste, M...ie wife °^ B 'V. strokTa^ » "■»•.. S "' 
„t her home near Ml_ joy. '■'■ B „„„, | or many years living 
was a member oi the Church ol the Bre „„„„„„,;„„. She .. •«• 
i„ the bound, ot .he Wes. G,ee« 1 ,,„„„,„„.. Seevice, by 

ei.ed by he, husband, ton seen a, . (w> 

EWe». H- «• '<:'», „'-,T' he' I'reen ?,« house. Burial 
the R.ver Brethrer « the Florio. Pa. 

cemetcy.-Ielrs. Clayton u. ^ ^^ Hcl|) „ ti „, e d 

Helbert, Sister Edna G «b", wue Mcm o,ial Hospital, aged 

Dec. 10, W2i. ol Pneumonia a. Hock '"« , ,, „ cr husband two 

39 year,. 2 months and J toy.. »>• » ™ ,,„ Shc w a, supcrmtend- 
sons. father, mother, one sister .no Bridgtwatcr Sunday-school 

ent ol the Primary d"""""^."^^ Aid Society. Service, a. , 
and wa. an active worke, rn n . foJ tar tuWr> Bro . 

.he Bridgewater church by Eld Jno . . 
M. G. We„.-Ida Fr,, **£?%'£ ,„„ p „eumonia a, a result 

,"""■ E " H i °'ge wa, " ," ., I'monih and 9 day. * 
of erijipe. His age was /o j 



ived by her 
vice at thc 

, Flory and 



i ministers of 
i adjoining 



Surviving are 



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his wile three sons and four daugh 
golden wedding three years ago. 
Brethren Sunday-school in Lhzabetli 
intended. Wherever duty called u 
mittees, " delegate to fititnet Meet... 
was always willing to respond. He lo 
Church and had strong convict 
Irom the world. He 
|903 and ordained it 
Elders S. H. Hertzh 
Tunnel cemetery.— W 



rs. The Klines celebrated their 
e was identified with the first 
,wn, part of the tin 
Sunday-s 



ichool, ( 



i preaching, he 

ed the Lord and the Brethren 

the simple life and separation 

„ ., deacon in 1900; to the ministry in 

incral in the Elizabethlown church by 

... Ober and the writer. Interment in Mt. 

:. Miller, Elizabethtown, Pa. 

born March 20. 1870, died May 6, 1926. at the 
He wis never married. He had been in poor 
Services at the Bird-in-hand church hy Kufus 
n "he adjoining cemetery .-Mary V. Habeeker, 



1915. 



Krcider, Bro. Clayt. 
home of his brother, 
health for some time 
I' Bueher. Interment in t 
Quarryville. Pa. 

Kruno. Anna Biller, born 
versity Hospital. Enid, Okla., H< 
28 days. She married S. Kruse 
lowing year they left tbr 

i that was the family home. Seven 
the Oldest dying in infancy. She is sur- 
children fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchdd. 
E^bSprSci her April <,, «... March, .9.3. .he »„«, 
Willi the Church o( the Brethren at Antelop. 
f^,"S' il ASi. r .fMi!.S' i.i— t in the Polo ™« 
Gracie Underwood, Billings. Okla. 

htcr of August and Katie Wueller. 

.,...„, died Nov. 23, 1926, at the home of 

Ohio, aged 21 years. She had been ill for 

o join the churctTEut delayed, trying to win 

iih her. Nov. 23 she called foe the elders and 

i at 2 P. M-, and passed away at 8 P. M. 

She leaves her companion, one 

brothers and two sisters. Services by 

church. Interment in Sugar Creek 

, Lima. Ohio. 

, Berkeley County, W. Va., died at his homo 

faith he lived and died. Services at the home by the 

by 



ar Hanover, Germany, died at the Uni- 
Nov 1, 1926, aged 64 years, 2 months and 
t Hanover, June 7, 1883. and the fol- 
c land for America, settling at Pea- 
body, Kans., where they liv*d until the opening of the Cherokee strip 
when they settled on a f 
drcn were born to them, 

i„'i l,—- Ar,ril 6. 1921. In Mar 

,,. Valley, conti 
: the Antelope Valley church 



Martin, Catherine Chi 
born near Columbus Gn 
her parents near Cairo, 
two years and w 
her husband to c 
with her husband was lake. 
The husband was baptized Dei 
daughter, father, 
S I Driver at the Sugar Creek 
ccmetery.-Mrs. S. I. Driv" 

Pulse, James J' 



192 7 



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kcry cemetery.— Oscar 



Bedford County, Fa., 



icd after 



Walker. Interment 
ly, Stct, Mo. 
Ritchey. Sister Christina, horn jr. ~. 
, Ifauerhii illness .,1 heart trouble at her home m Ro.SVille, In. , 
Dee fl. IMS. aged 60 year,, 8 month, and 1 day. She was the d.ught.r 
of iohn and Catharine Battel. Jan. 29, 188", ,he marned Aaron F. 
Bit „e> a"d thev e.Ubli.hed their home in Carroll County Ind. She 
, , 1.1 1, the Church oi the Brethren at the age of thirteen and 
so" r'af", their marriage her husband wa, baptized. The union was 
blessed with four sons and lour daughters; one son preceded her. The 
husband survive, with seven etuldren. thirteen grandchddren, one 
brother (Eld. Geo. S. Battel, and three sister, She was P""»* J" 
a fine Christian disposition, much devoted to her hon e and =h>>drcn 
and after enjoying the anointing serv.ee expressed herself a. fully 
reigned to the will of God. Service, in the Eo.sv.l e church by Ed. 
G B Heeler assisted hy the writer. Interment in the Rossvdlc ceme- 
tery.— J. G. Stinebaugh, Rossvillc, Ind. 
Sim,™., John Robert, died Dec. 8. 1926, aged 43 years. 10 month. 
for appendicitis and only lived a 
is a daughter of John Hollar, a 
n Church in Oklahoma, and four 
a but a short time. Services by 



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and 27 day 

few days. He leaves his wife, whe 
well known minister of the Brethr 
children. He had been in Californi 
Bro. \V. R. Briibakcr. Interment . 
Fillmore, Live Oak, Calif. 

Sirk, Nola Gay, daughter of Grov 
aged 3 months and 2 days. Services 
ment in tiic family burial ground.-- 



the Liv 



Oak i 



letery.— Bessie 



verSirk and wife, died Dec. 18, 1926, 
es-by the writer at the home. Inter- 
-S. W. Sec, Mathias, W. Va. 
Stuff, John Herbert, was hon/at Grecncastlc, Pa., passed away at 
is home in Polo, 111.. Dec. 15, 1926, aged 85 years, 1 month and 20 
" years of age he came with his parents to Ogle 
" 'iat count v until the time oi his 
ge to Lydia Hershey, Feb. 28, 
/ere born, seven of whom are 
? a successlul and prospcrou 
his business ability. He ret 
o moved to Polo, where he 
! of his death. He became 



iiilent of thai 
chUdn 



farmer, and was 
red twenty .years 
ind his companion 

Christian at the 



of our 



best 



Watts, 
aged 80 years, 9 month 
Flyus. To this union 
ughtei 



Polo, 111. 

died Dec. 13, 1926, 

married Barbara C. 



was adopted another 
nhood and in whose 



days. Win 
County, 111., and was 
departure. He was i 
1867. To this union 
living. Bro. Stuff wa 
highly respected for 
ago, and six years a| 

resided until the tim 

age Of twenty-one. uniting with the Church of the Brethren 
faithful to his Master until the end. Although a busy i 
always had time for church work, and was a deacon in t 
Creek" church for many years, and was an efficient serva. 
official position. It is an abiding witness to the high characte 
departed brother that the people who knew 
staunchest friends and ardent admirers. The 1 
conducted from the Polo church, Wm. Lamp.n and \Vm. E. Thoni, 
son having charge of the service. His body was laid to rest ■ 
Pine Creek cemetery.— Wm. 

born in Lancaster County, Pa., 
i and 9 days. In 1865 he 
,ere born three sons and 
and year and in her stead 
child of about the same age who grew to woma 
home the father had lived for a number of years, his wile Having 
preceded him about twelve years ago. Bro. Watts became a member 
of the Church of the Brethren over forty years ago. was an ordained 
elder for more than twenty-five years, his labors being with the 
Springdale congregation in which he had been the overseer for a 
number of years. He was always ready and willing to respond to 
every good work and was especially kind and good to the poor He 
was totally blind for the last eight years, the result of an accident, 
yet he bore his affliction with patience. His place in the home and in 
the church where he was always a regular atte.ulant as long as he 
was able to come, will be vacant. He leaves three sons, an adopted 
daughter, one sister and a number of grandchildren. Services by 
Eld. C. H. Brown in the Silent Grove church. Interment in the ceme- 
tery near by.— L. W- Stong, Springdale, Ark. 

Whislcr, Israel, son of Jacob and Nancy Funk Whisler. born at Five 
Points, died Dec. 11, 1926, aged 85 years, 5 months and 16 days, in 
1868 he married Sylvina Kendall. To this union were born five sons 
and two daughters. His wife and one son, preceded him. At an 
early age he united with the Brethren Church and was a true and 
faithful leader for years. Many a soul was led to Christ through 
his influence. He is survived by one brother. Services by \\ m. 
Desenhcrg at the Richland church. Burial in the cemetery adjoining.— 
Mrs. B. F. Pifcr, Mansfield. Ohio. 

Whitroyre, Bro. John of Fredericksburg, Pa., the oldest member of 
the Fredericksburg congregation, died Nov. 21, 1926, aged 86 years, 
5 months and 16 days. Burial and services in the Mcnnonite church 
by Elders E. M. Wcngcr. J. W. Meyer and E. W. Edr is.— Elmer Gard- 
ner, Ono. Pa. 

Wiley, Sister Hannah, nee Cripc. daughter of Bro. David and Sister 
Catherine Cripe, died at her home near Edna Mills, Clinton County, 
Ind., on the old home place, the place of her birth, Dec. 20, 1926, 
at the age of 72 years, 1 months and 23 days. She married Bro. Chas, 
Wiley, Nov. 1, 1905. She united with the Church of the Brethren in 
1881. being a loyal and faithful member. She had been in poor healtl 
for several years. She leaves her husband and one -sister. Service; 
in the home by John W. Root. Burial in the Pleasant View cemetery 
—Anna Etta Wagoner, Lafayette, Ind. 

Wood, Alva, born near Lit 
Ohio, Nov. 24, 1926, aged 4-1 y 
mother, five sisters and two brothers 
of his father near Cairo, Ohio, by 



Columbus Crovi 



-Mrs 





his h 


ime in Toledo 




wife, c 


ne son, father 


. Funeral 


service 


s at the horn 


Sid. S. I. 


Driver 


Interment i 


I. Driver, 


Lima, 


Ohio. 




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Notes From Our Correspondents 




29) 



d from Pag« 

ministers brought additional 



former officiated. Sis other m, £- r -- ^-^ began 
in their ^"^.Viiiwh'houM. He and «» companion 
meetings in the l^^^rt- searching «mo«. 
earnestly, prwduna pl*£ » doscd Nov 21 



r frequently 






The 
led to recon: 



sccratc themselvi 



spiration 

series of 

labored very 

Testimonials 

d the church 
more con- 



A timely message was given °° ( 



,„ liv. .— - 

Thanksgiving Day hy 
ded between the 



based on 

100 giUs 



reports 
, Band 
c ti dciing 



„stently. 

Eld Michael 

General Minion Board anu -■--•_, Th var j6UL 

n I 3 One certificate «as granted. » n Volunteer Mission 

DC riven and commendiiMy approved- The V01« ^^ 

Tt£S£w College '"SrfliStS our request for th. 

*?%£*&? Eld. Levi C. W^fi's&w distributed 

Chris.mas.-Iram J. um Visiting elders ««™ 

S. H.H«rUlcr"J J- B- ^"S tkc m a. °««'«J°A *£=«„ 

(or the nest year, also wew . vmlcr with a good attendance a. 

Frederick .burg ' ',* ' „ . M D „h„er, Pint Grove. Pa., uec. « 
the Schuslkill drurcli.-Carr.e » ■ and 

S„„«.t.-Nov. 1, CU»..» ^.H™"^ eTin' A~cri«, .»■ « 

.""to Throiiah Ike effort, cd »» » ' ,^ m b) . £. MM.bc*. 
S» No». 16 ol li..en.n, » a » "' J „,„,„„ „„ daughter 
S el Lie choru.. Fa.be' »"„ d r ing .he opening and closing *.».«• 
intr to the absence of our 
kk of Sipcsville Riled the 



oi the Sunday-school N 



morning 



oi Ho- 



pulpit. 



^rSs'^ss;^ 

oun t WM,^.T..7Xt t oi respect to ol 
.( the pillar 

as given by tin 



the various 
g climax, 
nissionary 



vith 



aid the la si 



The evening 
John Fike 



the 



neral Mission 

our departed 

our church. 

choir, Anthems and 

direction of our choir leader. 

with us next Sundaj aticr 

) H. Austin of McPhcrson. 

.' in our church beginning 



vith Eld. 



The Juniata 
YE are glad to report that i>™. - 
™ • ij ,„ *vnneelistic meeting 

mil hold an e\a"B- ' s , mlTil 

-Mrs. Nevin N. Shauhs, vomers 

TENNESSEE 

,,-- ,,•. \\j~ were ulad to Ik 

,„e Dec S. Pro. Paul H. Do»man 
1W 10 om churel. met in council 

D tj, «« «.cc.cd <- * <°x c r~' 

an interesting sermon on In. su " " 
children o( the Sunday school » I g 

"-I™', T™, T'siog carols Cliri.-..- 
different homes to si"B 
snn City Tcnn., Dec. 21. 

VIRGINIA 
,-> i »-.«. called to Damascus, Va.. by tele- 

few days 



April 



ith us Sunday morn- 
interesting message. 
H. Garst presiding- 
9 Bro. Gwin preached 
Evidences oi God's Lo\ 
c the Christmas progr; 
p in teams and go to seve.a. 
f a « eve -Lois P. Clark, John 



Dec. 



result lour wei 

Tlie outlook 
Laughrtin, Jone 



Nov. 21 with Eld Gilbert 
were elected: church clerk, 
...„. F.ld. L. D. Bowman; 



Lew ,s. The ^^Veive'.er^s and 1 as 

r C S twoTeclaimed and one awaits bap. 

spKd'foTa church in the near futurc.-A. 

boro. Tenn.. Dec. 26- 
L.ur.1 Br„ch church me. in cnunc, 

„.,,«„ presiding^ The "««»•«' '* ,"' ,, E14 . L . U. 

Sister Bernice Peed; "'"^f o " „ I H vl,o„ ; the writer. " »=J- 

Sund.y.chool superintend^. Br. Sun< , ay w, listened to 

senger " correspondent. On »■ Bowman. Wc also met 

,n inspiring sermon delivered by Eld, I. 1* •> ^ ,_, „„,,,, ,„d 

„„ Thanksgiving Day lor con* -era in. ^ programs each Sunday 

jonior, l '»- ! "^ n D " i B S T m „, Boyd. Va.. Dec. a. 

«'"'"«■-' , ith EU . A. K. Graybill 



council Dec. 



elected lor 



coming year 



follows 



correspondent. A 
.._j held here the latter part oi 
attended the school was very benen- 



A tei 



were made- 



presiding, four «i«.» - —;-«.„_: 
elected for the coming year as follows. U. 

G ady* E"«- d " ki ""' W » Ste " n8 ' n 

the Aid Society. "Messenger'' agent. 

Nov 21 ™* c,oseii Dee 5 " Br °- T " 

I Spirit-filled sermons, 
ind as a result 



iperance meeting un 

loard was held in October. Some ver 

■Viola R. Miller, Nokes 



Nokesville church met i 
r e fMiiler t C nday. W schoor'".uperin.e„d.., 
and'" Messenger" agent; the writ, 
ruetliod, lor Sunday-school workers 
October. Though no. so largely attc, 
cial. We hope to have no her nea. ye. 
der the direction ol .be Wei ai 
r„,e,e,.ing and helpful talk. 
ville, Va., Dee. 19. 

ouncil Dec. 

Four lelt 

" Messenger" correspondent; 

r series ol meetings began 

iwrnan ol Boone Mill gave 

labored very ear- 

... members were added to 

baptiaed la.er. Our Sunday 

y, superintendent. — 



with Eld. C. E. EH" 



Bro- Bo- 



.. . Hfe . have you ever 

leaders say they should mean to you- 









_. D. Eller, Salem, Va.. Dec. 23. 
Roanoke (Nin.h S.r.a„.-Br.. Gar.. ^^'""jr^l'V'^ 
Thanksgiving Day and £«»<>££«* .""aj.c.cd elder. The Sunday- 
council was held. Bro. t,. c. iruui difftrent committees made 

school officers also were '"lecled. J"? d ' T ' nc e „p 0rts showed prog- 
reports and offered plans lo. -futu re ^ * te J P ^ from 

ress in all departments. Dec. " a «" U J ° v / btlplul and up- 
the Bridgwater College M, S s.»n Ba mlF ^ «» Va. Dec. 23. 
liiting program.-Mrs. J. A. noovcr, 

WEST VIRGINIA 



Crab Orchard church met 
presiding. Bro. C. D. Hylt ( 
Bro. Hylton, representative 
here to assist us in eecun 

E. L. Clower wa* reelecte. 

spondent. Bro Hylton pre. 

midBt.-Emma Webster Snuffe: 



vith Eld. E. L. Clower 
Wood.e were with us. 
t Mission Board, was 

suing year. Bro. 

the writer, corrc- 



_.uncil Oct. IS 
and Bro. E. C. 
from the District 
; a pastor lor the 
elder for one year; the writer, 
\**A >wn insniring sermons while 
hrf aab Orchard, W. Va., Dec. ». 



Henry Churchill King— 






" I quite agree 



with you that 



it is well to emphasize just now 



religious journalism and the importance 
in the homes of our Protestant people. 



of having a strong paper 



the value of 
of some kind 



Charles E. Jefferson- firm be liever in its 

.. T « a steadfast friend of ^^press, ^ ^ ^^ ^ , 

appreciate its value.' The efficiency and enthusiasm of 



usefulness. It is performing an indispensable service! 



would be immeasurably au; 



rmented by the faithful 



that so many people fail 
many professing Christ.ans 
reading of some religious weekly. 

Robert E. Speei— , religious press and lament 

•■ I believe with all my heart in rt « v ah, e of to J ^.^ ^ 

a „ the more on that account ^^j^JL, ideal. I think we ought 
t0 maintain theniselves an w i, -h ^ ^ ous papevs and to hit them 

I: r^ne^re^iveness and Christian spirit, 

^hf ^press has a ^J^^^^ 
accuracy of the daily -^tdle and toir habitual emphasis upon the more 
the m ost vita, matters of jaith and l.f For ^ ^ ^ ^ papers sl 



should 



sensational features ot cnurcn n- ■ --■ — or ,ant to keep informed 

be heartily supported by all <£*>%£$ "Lst serious problems of church 
^Z to—" W^7 formation, especially among the laity. 



life to' 
Lynn Harold Hough— 



' Personally, I feel that 

which are 

home which is nominally 
profoundly changed for the better in 



intw ere possible to deve.op a gen^ei^st in the 



f^s-^v^r^rSeT-' 



ould be 
I can not think of any one 

Republic is quite beyond computation. 



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Ml Gospel ol the Kingdom shall b« preached 
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In This Number 



Editorial- 
New Advances in Old Ground, 
On Seeing and Approving,- ...... 

Then Shalt Thou See Clearly, 

What and When to Renew 

Among the Churches 

Around the World 

The Quiet Hour (R. H. M..), ... 

General Forum— 

My World (Poen 



Kingd< 



Extei 



the South. 



H. Shambcrger, 
- D. H. Zigler, .. 



The People in Nigeria ....... 

And, What Is Our Policy? By 

Elder John Kline— A Missionary. 

Home Religion. By Wilbur B. ! 

Condition of Mission Treasury, . 

Teacher Training. 1926. By Ezn 

Which One? By Julia Gray dor 

Why the Third Goipel Was Written. B, Glen,, MeKae. 

Our Share in the Next Revival, .,---■ 

Eld. Daniel Miller Garvcr. By L, 



Flory, 



The Pastor's Study- 
Filing My Note's. By E: 

The Prophets in 

Home and Family— 

Beyond (Poem). By Nellie V. Mcrkey, 
A Million Corners. By Kathryn Lehman, 
If We Only Could. By Berths 
" My Mother Help: 
Philemon, By Ezr 



■eryday Life.— No 



By Gra 



EDITORIAL 



New Advances in Old Ground 

" Some new advances in the practice of love " were 
suggested last week as the best way to " bring forth 
fruit worthy of repentance," and so also to change 
that " at hand " Kingdom of heaven into a live and 
present fact. We made the suggestion largely on the 
strength of what a certain leather-girt, locust-eating 
John said in the wilderness of Judea. An odd sort 
of wild-mannered man he seems to have been, but the 
heaven-fired soul in him saw straight to the trouble of 
that age. It was just plain beastliness, self-centered 
carnality, the lack of love. Change that, he said, and 
meant it. 

Was he right? Did he know? Jesus said he was, 
and did. He said it by his direct endorsement of 
John and by preaching the same thing himself. And 
by living it, and sealing it with his blood. There is 
nothing surer in the world. Love is the way. It is 
the way away from selfishness and worldliness. It is 
the way to God. It is the way into the Kingdom of 
heaven. 

" Some new advances " are necessary. Most of us, 
all of us perhaps, have made a little start. But it is 
such a little start. We must move on up. The King- 
dom is blocked. It can not go an inch farther, or 
come an inch closer rather until we love more. It is 
the shortage of love that holds up everything. 

" New advances in the practice of love " will mean 
more joy in sacrificial serving and giving. It will 
mean less interest in worldly things and more in the 
riches of the spirit. It will put the home life on a 
higher plane, making it sweeter and happier. It will 
mean no little uneasiness, however, about a good many 
things in our daily work. It will make us fear that we 
are not as careful as we ought to be of the way our 
business affects that of our neighbor. It will make us 
think more about him and be more concerned that he 
shall prosper too. But this will work out all right in 
the end. When we have made those " new advances " 
in love we shall all be happier and the Kingdom of 
heaven will be drawing nearer. 

But what is the use to go on forever rehashing the 
same old sentimental patter about love? This is what 
you would like to know, isn't it? All this we have 
been saying for years and years already. Well, hon- 
estly, we can not answer your question. We do not 
know how much good it does. We do wonder some- 
times whether it does any. But it isn't quite as " irk- 



some" for us as you may think it ought to be, iu 

write the same things" (Philpp. 3 : 1 ) and we know it 

■ n is " safe " for you and us both. 

* Do you knew what the mischnf ot this matter really 

'":::::'.« is? It is the lingering notion, which we can never 

'■'■'« quite get rid of, that this love talk is a weak and 

mushy substitute for the real goods. It is very nice. 

3< a li right— we can always use more love— hut what we 

By J " M»r ? M n( _ cJ . s sorn( , thing with backbone let the chips fall 

where they may, and so forth. Which merely shows 
that we have been reading the thirteenth chapter of 
First Corinthians to go to sleep on and a few other 
similar Scriptures- to pass the time. Else we would 
know that no Christian doctrine or virtue is more ex- 
acting or close cutting in its demands than love. 

It is. notwithstanding its reputed blindness, the 
greatest eye-opener in the world. Follow its leading 
and when you have reached the place to which you 
thought it was taking you, it beckons you to go on. 
It shows you a new road you had no idea was there. 
That is how numerous social sins were banished from 
Christian fellowship in the course of years, and some 
of them from all civilized society. It will do the same 
thing for many more, as soon as we give heed to its 
demands. For the demands of love are exceedingly 



Bookwalter, 



3 



bondserv- 



severe. 

Love said : " Masters, render unto your 
ants that which is just and equal" (Col. 4: 1), and 
when masters got to doing that pretty well, what did 
love do but press its claims further and demand that 
masters give their bondservants full liberty to sell 
their labor as they saw fit? You never can tell where 
love will stop. Give it one mile and it will immediately 
ask for two. There is nothing flabby or timid about 
love. 

Love said that war should stop its ruthless extermi- 
nation or subjection of innocent and unoffending peo- 
ples and limit itself to the redress of grievances. Now 
it is saying that war has no right to be at all, that 
grievances can better he and must be adjusted by rea- 
son and law and conference. 

Love asked the Brethren to send Elders Eby and 
Fry to Denmark. A little later it wanted the Stovers 
for India, then the Crumpackers for China, and then 
Helsers and Kulps for Africa, and others to follow 
them in all these fields. There came also its call for 
Zigler to look up the waste places of America 
now— well, what do you think it wants now 
the work lag and go back, or to carry it on to greater 
things? What does love say to you about this? 

What does it say about everything else that is wrong 
in the church, and out of it? Is there anything un- 
touched by its claims ? 

This is to be a year of progress. It sounds like 
heaven. " The kingdom of heaven is-at hand." There 
is a way to bring the Kingdom in. " Bring forth 
fruit therefore worthy of repentance." There is a 
way to bring forth worthy fruit. Make " some new 
advances in the practice of love." 

On Seeing and Approving 

For an interesting, profitable but simple little study 
in the treasures of the Word, read Philpp. 1 : 10 and 
Rom. 2 : 18 with enough of the context in each case 
to make intelligible the phrase, " approve the things 
that are excellent," not neglecting to note the alterna- 
tive reading in the margin, " distinguish the things that 
differ." 

Observe, first, that the text and marginal readings 
differ in meaning only in that the former is a bit more 
comprehensive than the latter, implying what is stated 
there and saying a little more. You might distinguish 
the things that differ in moral quality without choosing 



between them though it is hardly conceivable that a 
live Christian could stop at that point. But you can 
not approve the things that are excellent without first 
distinguishing between what are excellent and what 
are not. And both these passages are contemplating 
not an uninterested judgment merely but an action of | 
the will based on the love of what is good. 

Observe also that this exercise of moral choice is 
regarded as a mark of very high attainment. In the 
Philippians passage it is a part of Paul's prayer for 
his readers, indeed the very heart of that prayer. To 
pray that their insight into what is good and their 
love of the good when they see it may be deepened is 
to show the highest possible interest in them. There 
is nothing better that he could wish for them. 

The practical question for us is whether that holds 
a correspondingly high place in our ambition. How 
is it, brother? Is that what your heart is set on, to 
" approve the things that are excellent," most truly 
excellent? 

Then Shalt Thou See Clearly 

The hypocritical meanness of the man who delights 
in picking out small faults in others while he has 
bigger ones himself is not the only bad thing about 
this practice nor the worst thing. Perhaps it is the 
most reprehensible aspect of it morally, and it is this 
which stands out so prominently in Jesus' bold rebuke 
of it in the much quoted passage (Matt. 7: 5). But 
even more deplorable is its disastrous effect on the 
man's future possibilities. Jesus makes that plain also. 
As long as the man has a " plank " in his own eye 
the narrow slit through which he looks out on the 
world will make a " splinter " in some other person's 
eye look very large. It may in fact be nothing at all 
but a tiny speck on his own eyelashes. His vision is 
so distorted that he sees things all out of proportion. 
His perspective is destroyed. He can not estimate 
correctly either distance or size and on quality his 
judgment fails utterly. Faults and virtues may ex- 
change places on the map of his mind or they may be- 
come blended in an indistinguishable mass. 



And 
To let 



The condition grows, moreover. The swift and sure 
penalty of this unhappy habit is self-inflicted blindness. 
The sense of moral values is lost. 

The safeguard against such misfortune? Early 
attention to one's own faults. Self-examination and 
self-condemnation. " The, shalt thou see clearly" 
not only to correct the faults of others but to appreciate 
the real worth of things and to set the values of life 
in their true relation. " Blessed are the pure in heart 
for they shall see God," and they shall see men and 
the world and life and everything aright. 

What and When to Renew 

" Your subscription will expire this month," the 
notice on the desk says. We shall have to renew if 
if we want the magazine to keep coming. There is a 
little bother and expense connected with this but these 
are the price of the continuance of this particular 
service. 

Many things of value need frequent renewing. 1 lie 
furnace fire, for instance, and even our own bodies. 
But we are less likely to forget these than some other 
needs. The fire of the soul must be fed too or it will 
go out. Our spirits need constant -renewal. 

In this glorious possibility lies our only hope. 
Sam Jones was fond of pointing out 
does not try to accumulate enough steam before start 
ing to take his train the whole journey 
steam along the way. 

" The inward man is renewed day by day- 
fed day by day. 



As 
the engineer 



He makes 



it it 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-]*™ "■ ,927 



GENERAL FORUM 



My World 



When Hare forth in the morning. 

I w jll follow my chosen way 

With the sk.es sere, ^ ^ ^^ 

And my thought, are Die 

When I come to my rest at mg 
When . star, the nay half-hearted. 

Nor pausing to question why. 

With a thankless air and ■ °«° 
\vhen the world secins-r,. 

The people I meet are listless 
And cold .0 a sad degree hem 

For the look of phlegm thai g 
,, the look they give to me. 

, have pondered the matter -ieeply. 

^r^r^ colored hy 

S^^h-^toUshion 

^l^^no^.what.hestow. 

-— baCk, °!Lon Waterman. 



Kingdom Extension in the South 

BY J. H. MOOKE 

n,l always have been, different ways of 

THERE r;ch P *e prince of missionaries 

starting churches. r a synagogue , a 

kept his eye on ct.es where t ^^ 

group of Jews or a band f^J work amon g 

man oi faith and actio. fi£ ^n P^ ^ ^ 

,he Gentiles at Cssarea, Deca ^ Cor 

there He found » °^ d ° „e ssary for Philip to 
nelius. Persecution making dty o{ 

leave Jerusalem, he went to the se ^ 

Sama ria and opene ^^dltion was laid for 
— rrchLinU of todies of western 
P A5ia P easte rn Europe and northern Afn^ To^ ^ 

the Western Continent was . 1 d b a group 
^iAtnr^X" tbl "-Cher, w-as not a 

Christian character and in the fa th ne 

steel . Others came iater on, then ouUom ^ 

thus formed went groups of membe s 

preacher and h „ fan, w ^ ^ squ to 

l ° *: P td a^s^Her Ve," —re/ the 
^ "d In toVay of spreading the faith and 

In spying out the country they went as far as New 

t- h„. ; n hs earnest effort to 

ff jtX-ST-— one of our most 
to* and efficient evangeiists, Eld. Jacob Berkey, 



formerly of Goshen I dan .'-th' 1 ^ ^ 
meantime members of the pone P arolina , 

their w ay into the mountain secern o ^ 

and a good foundation was beu* >d « ^ ^ 
em line of the State into So th c ^ ^ 

is as far south as our peop -had «a ^ ^ up 

so far as this art.de is concerned, 
to what now follows. h£n 

in the spring of 1884 your — -r^, ^ 

neariy thirty-eight years o*"^^ and un - 
torial management of the uos Brethren in 

dertook to establish a oothoH for the ^ q{ 
Putnam County, f -'^ ^.L then a wilderness, 
Jacksonville. *%*£*££* to have ventured 
^^f^LLrs.andsofaasjs — 

^^^iTZ^^L At the 
venture »« « , ake „ ere was a town. prac ; 

X^selSt^—rs for hundreds of 

mileS - -the later came another family of 

About two months later - ^ ^^ 

two members. We lout cQm _ 

While there were scarcely enough P^P le > (alking 

munity for a preach. •*£££ ^ if g we would 

° f '„ '""Ho 1 W of the ccThe would stand good for 
stand good for half o me ^ ^^ ^ 

the other half. Ins.de of a fe w m 
mst Brethren church ,n ? to S a te was, ^y . ^ 

ices . By November 27 tore y ^ ^ 

present to organize a church, ana i 

Lnths later there -^tdl-s tnfway of 

was the beginning at JCeuka ana 

riitbt^rminr^anewpoim, 
hers, witn at icasi c„. rr pc <*o to work, 

, j f„r thp needed church hnances, t" Lu 
stand good for the neeceu t { he 

^l^ouliU^mil^r^ndnew 

it is a " self starter," and self-operating. 

nnthin? better in pioneer fields. 

"te there came a day years Awards when tore 

fi" miles southwest of Jacksonville, » - -^ 

u . il„> Tlav County church, where the late District 
about the Cay Urn nty un . 

Having finished his editorial career in the North 

^.rr»"- "*■-*=•"*■ 

tested a bit in Sebring, he was preva.led upon to 
ok to place over. Together we looked the then little 
htgl; village over, as well as the country round 
.bout, and began talking meetinghouse, though tore 
was then not a member living in or near to town 
A lot was selected, and donated and we agreed to 
go balers in standing good for the cost o a .** 
hundred dollar chapel, a small one, he to ra.se three 
hundred and myself the other half. This was to sec 
ond time that the writer had gone into a frontier dea 
of that sort. In due time the house was completed and 
the readers of the Messenger know to results: one 
of the largest and best equipped congregations in the 
g eat South, with three meetinghouses, a supported 
pastor and nearly if not fully nine score resident mem- 
bers, to say nothing of to tourist members spending 
the winter months here. To to list of churches al- 
ready named we might yet add Arcd.a Brooksville, 
Lakeland and Orlando. All of these churches we 
made possible simply because a few small groups of 
members here and tore and at the other places, 
pledged themselves to stand by and helped to finance 



the early part of each move^.ater s Otors r 

int0 line with their """"^S t not a good one 

Does anyone say that the me hoc, 
for the South? It has work ^ 
i. the only thing .hat haswo. ed £ ^ ^ 
churches that are reaching out intc ' is 

counties, and so far as J^ 4, ^.s of dollars 
any the poorer on accc ~ of anJ still 

that have been .nveste^n *ur ^ P ^ ^ 
other thousands sent to Mgin 

in other fields. , more f this 

The way is now open for a who ^ 

sort of work, a work that th L^ un a ^ 

We have hundreds ^^fS. '« do but 
some of them Fibers who ^ pay , 

look after to.r own perso, a co te § 

ing investments^^ would -neay mbers ^ 

score or more of these we" thm . 

South for the -"^'is, help along 

selves with a little group o ^.^ fo . 

with the finances and the n feelto tttg ^^ 

sonl ething «*^ te ^,^ happen to believe in 
possessing abundance. W! ^ g diance 

mission boards or things of hat sort ^ 

for them to help supervise their own giving, 
help reap and enjoy the spiritual resul fm 

Some of us have been n th s so ofer _ 

years and we know how good .t feels to ^ 

Lgswemakefromti^totimeototo, ^ 

In urging members of means to 
spend their winters '^fX^e in building up 
mers, and help financial-) and oto nQw 

churches, we feel, and P™*><?»> '^'"'sonal " ax to 

'-.^.Tu'rrh.^^V cause we 
grind. ft is ior u"; , members 

«« pleading. We are not makmg ^ Ja * _ ^ 
to locate at Sebring-the, "no 
that but we do make a most earn - P> - ^^ 

w ork to establish and *«*"*£££ churc hes were 
that at least four-fifths of ''- " tu „ties for 

planted, and since there are so many OPP ^ 

Lt sort of work to be tipl^d here ,n ^ 

must be evident to every thinking ^reader 

Kingdom interest at *****&£ are hun- 

making is m order. Not only . ^ ^^ 

dreds of men and women in to No 

of the inclement weather can do hleo ^ ^ 

the winter months, but if comforta y ^ 

might possibly live longer, ge more gooa 

and make themselves eminently us ^ ^e re 

for the appearance of unduly g« ^ or 

side of the question we might easily 

more telling how to appropriate am lut.l.ze 1 

Sebring, Fla. 



The People in Nigeria 

For U.e in Africa Mi«»ion Sluiry 

number of people to to ^ u « e density 

of Nigeria is unusually h^- J"^ persons 
[or Southern Niger, is app r mate,y thein ^ 

Southeastern provinces The at we y 

are probably the largest native groups in Africa. 

■ % n ( neooles tribes, and languages is 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 15, 1927 



35 



seem almost un-African to the traveler accustomed to 
the Negroes of the African coast or America. The 
following statements present a significant picture nt 
the population elements: 

From a very early date the influence ot Islam had made 
itself felt in the north and the religious revival of the early 
years of the nineteenth century had formed the motive for 
the Fulani conquests. The social and religious organization 
f the Koran supplemented and combined with the form o 
tribal administration handed down from the poweriul 
Songhay Empire. A rapid deterioration, however, followed 
the decay of the religious zeal which had prompted the 
Fulani When the imperial government assumed the ad- 
ministration in WOO, the Fulani Emirates formed a series 
of despotisms, marked by the worst forms of wholesale 
slave-raiding, spoliation of the peasantry, inhuman cruelty. 
and debased justice. The separate dynasty of Bornu liar, 
fallen and the primitive pagan races held their own in the 
inaccessible fastnesses of the mountainous districts of the 
plateau or in the forests bordering the BCnue River. The 
south was, for the most part, held in thrall by fetish wor- 
ship and the hideous ordeals of witchcraft, human sacri- 
fice and' twin murder. The great Ibo race to the east of 
theNiger had not developed beyond the stage of primitive 
savagery. In the west, the Kingdom of Benin had up to 
1897 groaned under a despotism which revelled in holo- 
causts of human victims for its fetish rites. Further 
west the Yorubas, Egbas and Jebus had evolved a fairly 
advanced system of government under recognized rulers. 
The coast fringe was peopled by Negro traders and middle- 
men In the principal towns there were some few educated 
native gentlemen who practised as doctors, barristers, etc. 
It is important to note the following population 
conditions : 

1 Northern Nigeria has a Mohammedan population 
numbering almost 6,000,000. The Fulani are said to 
be a superior people of unknown origin, who, though 
comparatively few in number, have long exercised 
great power in Northwestern Nigeria. 
° 2. Northern Nigeria has also over -3,000,000 primi- 
tive non-Mohammedan tribes, who occupy the Bauchi 
and other plateaus in the northeast section. Among 
these Christian missions have been working for a 
number of years. 

3. Southern Nigeria is divided into two large popu- 
lation groups. The western provinces are occupied 
by the Yoruba people, about 2,000.000 in number and 
speaking one language. The central and eastern prov- 
inces with a population of almost 6,000,000 Include 
the great Ibo people, about 3,000,000 in number and 
numerous smaller groups. 

The Ibo people are noted for their achievements in 
war. They have undoubtedly been the -great force 
against the advancement of the Mohammedan tribes 
from the north. Even to this day they are said to for- 
bid these people to settle in their country. 

4. The population elements of the city of Lagos 
present significant evidence of the migration move- 
ments within the territory of Nigeria. Of the 75,000 
people in the municipality. 73,000 were natives of 
West Africa, 600 were Europeans, 50 Asiatics, and 
500 were from other parts of Africa. About 4S.000 
of the West Africans are of the Yoruba people, and 
only 1,400 are from the central and eastern provinces. 
The character of the population is further revealed in 
the classification according to religion. In 1911 the 
Mohammedans constituted forty-nine per cent of the 
population, the Christians 29 per cent and pagans 22 
per cent. The large proportion of Mohammedans 
seems Incredible. It is probably explained by the 
presence of many traders from Northern Nigeria. 

The number of educated natives in the coast fringe 
is small but they exert .considerable influence on the 
affairs of the country. A few of them own much 
property and carry on large business undertakings. A 
number of them are professional men, lawyers and 
physicians, educated in the schools of Great Britain. 
There arc two native bishops of the Church of Eng- 
land and several clergymen of this and other churches. 
About 10,000 persons in Lagos are reported as able to 
read and write and about 3,000 others can read. The 
educated natives are in great demand for the clerical 
work of commercial concerns and the government. 
They are rendering important services through Nigeria, 
wherever government, business, or mission activities 
are carried on.— From " Education in Africa," by 
Thomas Jesse Jones. 



And, What Is Our Policy? 

BY C. II. SHAMBERGER 

Abe Martin observes: " No one can speak so fluent- 
ly on any subject as the man who ain't hampered with 



facts and information." The same conditions would 
probably be equally applicable to writing, and I make 
haste to suggest that I feel few hampering influences, 
but some of my friends who feel they have facts and 
information continue to raise questions that are not 
easy to answer. 

For example, some one was calling my attention 
recently to what he believed is the situation in his ter- 
ritory. It is a rural section in which there are many 
of our congregations. They were established in an 
earlier day when modes of transportation were limited, 
so that within a radius of a few miles there may be as 
many as four or five places of worship. The member- 
ship in each place is limited. In fact, they are too 
limited to have sufficient resources to provide trained 
leadership. Yet they go on trying to carry on all 
the activities of the church. In many cases it seems 
that they are not able to make progress. The numbers 
are so few that it is difficult to maintain the interest 
which seems to be essential to normal church growth 
and the leadership is so lacking in training that most 
of the people become discouraged. 

He called attention to the fact that the public schools 
in that section were being centralized rapidly and 
that the requirements for teaching were being raised 
all the time. Rural organizations are bringing up-to- 
date help to the farmers. These churches, however, 
continue to be decentralized and the teachers in the 
educational program of the church have very inade- 
quate preparation for their work. A spirit of fatalism 
seems to have come into the ascendency. Most people 
seem to feel that the day of the country church is 
about past. They do not anticipate successful work. 
My friend, however, believes in the possibilities of 
these rural churches. He feels that they have the re- 
sources which would make effective work possible if 
they would unite their efforts. Improved roads and 
the auto make it possible for them to get to some cen- 
tral place of meeting much easier than their parents 
could get to the places near by. He feels that condi- 
tions have changed to such an extent that they could 
not reasonably expect to de- effective work without 
trained leadership and that the combining of these re- 
sources would make it possible to secure such leader- 
ship. 

I inquired as to what was being done toward meeting 
the situation, andjie said that about all he knew was 
that these churches were being asked for money to 
support some mission churches which were being 
undertaken where there were no churches of our de- 
nomination and where he thought there was not much 
of an opportunity to develop such churches. He be- 
lieved that the situation would finally develop wherein 
these very churches would either cease to exist or be- 
come dependent. 

The next day I talked with a student in college who 
wants to go on with his preparation for the ministry 
and then work in these churches. He wanted to know 
if I thought there would be a chance for him to work 
there. I told him I didn't have the facts and infor- 
mation. He said that the District Ministerial Board 
urged him to prepare for the ministry and then teach 
school— and preach— and wanted to know what I 
thought of such a plan. I told him what some men 
have told me out of that experience— both pro and 
con. 

Ten days before that I had heard the members of the 
Council of Promotion predicting that the time was not 
far distant when we would not have an adequate min- 
isterial supply, and the Home Mission Secretary had 
said that even now it was not always easy to get ade- 
quately trained men for certain work that was under 
way. Some of them said that young women of our 
church were preparing for active church work but that 
there were very few young men looking forward to 
the ministry. 

Another disquieting friend who happens to live 
where our church population is dense (numerically) 
just can't understand why we should not concentrate 



our Home Mission efforts in sections like his where 
the opportunity to grow is heightened by the impact 
of association and the understanding of what the 
Church of the Brethren is. While out beyond the 
Mississippi are not a few who insist that the church 
ought to launch a much more aggressive home mission- 
ary program in that vast area where our churches are 
for the most part small and far apart. Whichever 
section one is in people tend to believe one should 
agree with their viewpoint. What is our policy any- 
way? 



1 



Elgin, 111. 



Elder John Kline— A Missionary 

BY D. II . ZIGLER 

In this time of rapid transit and provision for hu- 
man comfort, it is not easy to turn back in our minds 
to the days of bridle paths through the forests and 
realize the privations necessary in travel at that time. 
Also when we see the colored man enjoying the rights 
of citizenship, it is hard to picture his lot in slavery. 
Yet such were the conditions to be met with during the 
greater part of the past century. The days which cul- 
minated in the awful war between the States, mark the 
most turbulent period in our national history, and it 
was then that Eld. John Kline made his lite's contri- 
bution to the world. 

His work as a missionary was so closely interwoven 
with every movement of progress that it is difficult 
to speak of either of them separately. Likewise ex- 
isting wrong received his unqualified disapproval. He 
could not become reconciled to the continuance ot 
slavery and both publicly and privately taught that it 
is contrary to the Gospel. Early in his ministry he 
uttered a most earnest prayer that our fair land should 
be freed from this awful blight, but he added: ' I 
have nowhere to base my hope that I shall be permitted 
to see that glad day." Like a mighty barrier it stood 
in his way during all of his ministry. 

The Gospel he preached always had a practical 
teaching to him in every day life. He frequently re- 
viewed 'his acts to see how well he was living up to his 
opportunities. This prepared him for greater help- 
fulness to all. In the language of one who lived a close 
neighbor to him for many years, " He was a bright 
and shining star of all the community around as 
well as in the church with which he had associated him- 
self." — - 

He knew little, in theory, of the relation of the 
minister to community life; but, armed wtthw.de. 
experiences he was a strong and efficient leader in 
all things uplifting. His advice was sought on every 
hand On Feb. 25, 1848, he met with public spirited 
men to promote measures and devise means to span the 
North Fork of the Shenandoah River with a bridge 
and cut the face of the mountain away to save the pub- 
lic from three dangerous fords. This most worthy 
undertaking was not completed during Eld. Kl.nes 
life but a State highway now traverses the course laid 
out at that time. About this time also the public. 
generally became much interested in the bu.ld.ng of 
a railway through the Valley of Virginia. Eld. k me 
was again sought out and he rode more than a hundred 
miles to meet the promoters. The road was put in 
operation soon after the close of the war. Again, on 
Feb 26 1859 he met with his neighbors near Ins home 
to appoint directors for the establishment of the "Cedar 
Grove Academy." Well known members of h.s 
local church constituted the board chosen and it may 
rightfully be said that this was one of the earliest 
efforts among our people for the higher education o 
our youth. A building was erected and the school 
opened but the destructive hand of war laid all pros- 
pects low When we consider these calls coming from 
far and near, together with his practice B.^«" 
and his wide field of missionary endeavor, it is difficult 
to see how so many things could be crowded into one 
life. 

It may be well known, but it is not amiss again to 
recall to mind the deep sorrow that it was Eld. Khue s 
lot to bear. In 1846, while on one of his missionary 

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GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 15, 1927 



36 



Master. 



Home Religion 

BY WILBUR B. STOVER 

A Man to Unity 

new book by Manilal 



F.mil) Wor.hip 

who chose to follow Chnst 



terpvet this teaching of our 

J to the brim, the water wdl overflow. 

need to teach the how of rumimg o. 
ccial desire to keep it secret. 

of fullness and enter into the 



Parekh 

saint of last century 

not 



but 

have 

LTayTthat to be called a 

little significance. J 



,o become a Christian. Keshub saw, as many 
seen before and since 



n^tho^ed Christians seemed to him to choose 

the latter, he chose the former. 

„-,„,, Little Grouts Proved Together 

Jhlllmrrs^wer^th 
and the Life 



When the well is 

There is no 

Neither is 

When we 

there any spei 

:::::• ;:t .h::::*;: wn. ,ke care of . t se,f 

every home should be a house o prayer. T 
" C r f /^ii^^yer^orwh^n there ,s daily 
feel5at 'T mrTerehgion of the parent pre- 



Christ Keshub had. 

,th 

.,, often differed among themselves, 

■ ,.oi„ Therefore in 18* he m " 
sometimes rather seriously. Th ^ t0 ™- with h is 

Mr Manilal says (page 15): "To the im- 

that came from these daily morn- 

wholly. 

of divine grace 



prayer in 
supposes 



the religion of the child. Prayer 



becomes a 



th e mind of his child who never hears his "*££*; 
When in Cleveland, Houdini was asked about his 
S:n m Hehadbee,imerci,ss, f e^sn^dec S - 

"^ t-I^ethigf^r fo^^ rehgiorr; 
:fttsef oUow theWon of my mother 

-:^r,rrb^=^v 

™U g be just the opposite and entirely centrifugal. 

/„ the Midst of Our Busy Lives ,' 

In these busy days the easiest and subtlest entangle- 
n^^etint^andthat^hase^pe^stof 



,vanf of time. 



part of his religious life, 



and he thinks of God as t0 pray together 



One just must go 



early; another 



stituted ; 

disciples. 

nulse an<i inspiration .. 

ing gatherings, they .11 surrendered themselves 

There was always a fresh outpouring 

uVs powerful nature were stirred completely. 

Early in the religious experience of the Station 
Army the idea of a daily morning "knee-dr.ll be 
f™ 5 'a marked feature of their spiritual discrphne. 
And when any one of them shouted Fire a Volley, 
fwaoTh signal for further united expression of the 
and emotions; whether the word was 

said together, and this in 
to the creation of that 






The complex nature of our 



the church was 

study and prayei 

at ' 

continued in praye 

scattered here and thcre- 

and new- 



religious attitudes 
Hallelujah or Allien, it was 
itself, became another means 

spri of unitv which was constantly desired and with- 
out which not much real advancement could be made. 
More than two hundred years ago in Western 
Europe, when real religious life was at a low ebb 
groups of serious people under the urge of a strong 
Lire for something better than the formalism .winch 
sponsoring, got together for Bible 
They found themselves strangely 
ance with one another, but when these Pietists 
together-though but little groups 
they began to find a new life 
unity"which "hitherto had been impossible. 
When the little ekklesia continued with one accord in 
the upper room, in prayer and supplication together. 
they were on the last stage of preparation toward be- 
coming the mighty assembly that would change the 
whole course of future history. " And the Lord added 
to the church daily such as were being saved. 
Looking unto Jesus 

If we look closely into the life of the Master we will 
find that he taught the disciples to pray, and not by 
telling them just what they were to say-which they 
would have doubtless welcomed, but by praying with 
them frequently. When they saw him pray, when they 
heard him pray, when he prayed with them, then they 
caught the spirit and uses of prayer according to 
Jesus; they all caught the same spirit. It was no 
when he told them how to pray, as perhaps John told 
his disciples, but when he prayed with them for the 
whole world, and even for them, that they caught his 
spirit of religion. 

He taught them to be united in spirit, to follow the 
leader, to be pure in heart, to know the Lord 
teaching was not by the preparation of formulas for 
them, nor by the repetition o 
praying with them, 
religious spirit of 




h to undertake the 
. ihip of a class without access to a laboratory. In 
the home the prayer room is the laboratory ot reh- 
gious experience. 
An Attractive Religion ,. . 

The ligion of the parents postulates the religion 
of the children. No Sunday-school teacher or 1 je u 
master can take the place of the parents. They put 
across their religion to their children in many ways, 



Ire not interested in the religion of their patents. Me 

present, will accomplish the much to be desired reh- 
gious solidarity of the whole family. 
Mount Morris, 111. 

Teacher Training, 1926 

BY EZRA FLORV 

Credits Seals Certif- Diplo- 



icates 



Mo. 



,he first of which is, perhaps, attraet.on. vvnen P .- 

ents have the real thing, it is as contagious as the 

will all catch it. The parents 



measles. The children 

oy it, they overflow with 



they are not merely 



they have it by day and by night; they 
-_.i n,.;, f„-„5 shine because of it. 



sing 
They 



with 



en] 

^IVprayTand their faces shine because 

selfish, neither do they find fault 
others or complain. Their talk about getting and gam 
"t in the light of accumulation, but for the Lord 
the church, the mission fields of the world. They love 
church and the children know it. Father and 
mother think alike and function alike in church mat- 
ters. They enjoy their religion. 
A Rcpcllant Religion 

Often too often, the religion of the parents ovu- 
lates the religion of the children by the very act of 
repulsion. This results in opposites. I have on 
several occasions said to the son of a preacher that I 
suppose he aspired to being a preacher. A tew t mes 
1 have gotten the pathetic answer: "Not by ajugfuL 
The irony of it; trying to feed the flock of God, and 
his own children resenting the teachm 



Sometimes 
without 



parents expect their children to be religious 

them the example. Sometimes they take their 



This 
is for 
f words to them, but by 
It is by praying together that the 
the leader becomes the religious 
rit of all and not by teaching how. nor by talking 
about it; it is by entering in together into the inner- 
most chambers of the heart where no secrets are 



religion as a burden, while they meekly bear the cross. 
I know a family of good Catholic parents and four 
sons; as the boys grew up they all became Protestants. 
They arc enjoying their religious experience, and heir 
; in their footsteps; not one of the 
the footsteps of the 



here 



there is only warmth and sincerity, 



and there together 



communing with God that oneness results. Prayer may 
be supplemented by suggestions on the subject, but if 
we would teach others to pray we must take them with 
us into our inner chambers. How easy it is to misin- 



children are walkin 

grandchildren elects to walk in 

grandparents. This story can he repeated over and 

over. Parents make their religion repulsive and the 

children go elsewhere. 

Sometimes insincerity on the part of parents drive 
children away from the church, from the Lord, and 
from the idea of prayer altogether. A profess.on of 
religion made by the father; what does it amount to in 



Ark., S. E. 

Calif., No 

Calif., S.- & Ariz. . 

Canada 

Colo., E 

Col., W. & Utah 

Fla. & Ga 

Ida. & W. Mont 
111., N. & Wis- - 

111., S 

Ind., No 

Ind., Mid 

Ind. So 

Iowa, N., S. Dak., 

Iowa, Mid 

Iowa, S 

Kans, N. E. ... 

Kans., S. E 

Kans., N. ■ W. 
Kans., S. W. . . . 

Md., E 

Md., Mid 

Md., W 

Mich 

Mo. No 

Mo., Mid. 
Mo., 

Nebr 

N. C. & S. C 

N. Dak. & E. Mont 

Ohio, N. E 

Ohio, N. W 

Ohio, So 

Okla., Pan. Tex. 

Oregon 

Pa., E 

Pa., Mid 

Pa., S. E. N. J. 8 

Pa., So 

Pa.. W 

Tcnn 

Tex. & La 

Va!, E 

Va., First 

Va„ Second 

Va„ No. 

Va., So 

Wash 

\V. Va. First . ■ 
W. Va., Second 



. W., & N. W. Ark. 



27 

49 

5 

13 



92 
24 
105 
117 
. 8 
lob 
30 



18 

44 
5 



29 
48 



20 
119 
73 

2 

4 



1 

14 



107 

7 



1 

15 
2 



& N. Mex. 



N. Y. 



6 

29- 
101 

9 

3 
. 142 
. 23 

7 
. 12 
. 168 



36 

15 
56 
9 



18 
292 

100 
. 31 
. 48 
. 6 
. 42 



143 

44 
2 



Elgin, 111. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 15, 1927 



37 



P CORRESPONDENCE j 

PLOR.DA AND GEORGIA SUNDAY-SCHOOL AND 
FLORIDA A " MINISTER1AU MEE TING 



the 



super lrutMiucm i.*™—- -■ 
WharQuaMcations Should^ Sunday-^ T-*£ 
PossessJ-Harvey Land W"OS< D »* ^ ^ 
th . Children to Rspec. U , p. M A d- 

Church?-D. H. z K' er ' B n The £hurcl,.-J. H. 

oress on Music-Mrs. D. Garrett Teaching 

Morris. Whaf Can the Church Do o Prevent tne 
of Evolution in Our Publ -Schools, -DE. U ^ 

tri „e of the Brethren Ch«rch.-D. H »1. ^ ^ 

STd ° nd C ?S T* MorrtXt Attitude Should 
Florlda.-C. B. bmith j. n : 5 , inct i ve Principles of the 

on the Tampa road. Mrs. J. =■ ■- 

Lakeland Fla. — J • 

A NUGGET ABOUT TOBACCO 
Three Florida preachers met in a room one day. They 

brother pass the window he threw his p P 

**' ">: d h itt ^"rco^erTaTion'oIlowed 6 The one 
X h^oL^vo: soon left his parish. I saw h,nt 

this summer. He is still smoking. 

silv „, "Why do ye spent mon y r <h «h 

„read, and your labor ft»r « a » h,ch ^ ^ ^ 

The Red Cross with all the rest 01 

S r ld r C Pefn°aps ^^hour °et W ,r m to promise to 
tr off utnTceSry habits for even i, some do - keep 
their vow, they would then have been taugh b<*<«. 

, had not seen the "Gospel Messenger or a .mg* 
I read three issues a. once. They were so P™^ 
the three editorials on the dry and wet issue _™ 
then do your best. 
St. Petersburg, Fla. 



the Bible.-D. W. Kurt,. Christ and the World of In- 
dustry.-!. L. Hoff. 7:30 P. M, Cantata. The Rose 

"Saturday 8 A. M„ The Next Step.-M. R. Zisler. 

F t 'matfv= y Principles of the Church of the Brethren^ 

A. C. Wicand. The New View of Mw.ionj-E.KEby. 

The Christianizing of the Race Relation.-H F . Richar ds. 

7 P M Stereopticon Glimpses of the Holy Land.-t. n. 
Eby. Captured by the Arabs.-A. C. W.eand 

The Sunday sermons are as follows: Jan. 30 A. M., 
Christ in the Christian.-F. H. Crumpacker. 7 : 30 P. U 
The Cos. of Christianity.-F. H. Crumpacker. Feb. 6 
11 A. M.. An Ethical Atonement.-A. C. W.eand. 7.30 
P ML, Stereopticon Glimpses of the Holy Land.-E. H. 
Eby 8 P. M„ Missionary Address.-D. W. Kurtz. 

Guests wishing entertainment should write to H. F. 
Richards, McPherson, Kans. John Luke Hoff. 



BIBLE INSTITUTE AT McPHERSON COLLEGE 

K Bible Institute will be held at McPherson College, 
McPherson Kan,, Jan. 30 to Feb. 6. Every afternoon 
frl 3:30 to 4:30 there will be conferences on missions 
religious education or other religious problems as the 
needs of the institute develop. Chape service is from 10 
to 10:30. Life Work Conferences will be held Monday, 
Tuesday and Wednesday a. 4 : 30 P. M, in charge of M. R. 

^Monday 8 A M., Pastors' Conference. Cooperation of 
Horn Church and School.-F. G. Richard. The C a e ge 
of Missions.-F. H. Crumpacker. The Pres nt *Ut» of 
the Peace Movement.-H. F. Richards. 1 : 30 P. M., Bio 
o y and Rcli g ion-H. J. Harnly. Chris, -.to Cons rticuv 
„ , . it T4^ff 7 ■ 10 P M What Do the i\a 

Revolutionary.— J. L. Holt. / . J" r. iv,., 
tions Think of Christ?-F. H. Crumpacker. 

Tuesday 8 A. M, A Minister's Temptat.ons.-M. R. 
Zig£ The Church's Program of Religious Educa.on^- 
F. G. Richard. The Challenge of Missions.-F. H. C urn 
packer. The Challenge of Home Missions^-M. B. Zigler. 
1:30 P. M, The Faith of a Sc.ent.sL-H. H N.n.nger. 
Christ and the Fundamentals.-J. L. Hoff. 7 : 30 P. M, 
Play. Why the Chimes Rang. 

Wednesday, 8 A. M., Self-D=velopment.-M R. Z.gler 
Objectives of Religious Education.-F G. Richard. The 
Challenge of Missions.-F. H. Crumpacker The Challenge 
of Home M,ssions.-M. R. Zigler. 1:30 P. M Science and 
Theology.-D. W. Kurtz. Christ and the Adventure of 
Youth.-J. L. Hoff. 7:30 P. M„ Building a Christian 
Citizenship.— F. G. Richard. I 

Thursday, 8 A. M, Evangelism.-M. R. Z.gler. Per- 
sonal Assurance.-A. C. Wicand. The New View of M.s- 
sions.-E. H. Eby. The Challenge of Home M.ssions.- 
M R Zigler 1 30 P. M„ The Development of Religious 
Thought.-D. W. Kurtz. Christ and Social R«°ns'™<i- 
tion— J. L. Hoff. 7 P. M„ America the Beautiful— 11. K. 

Friday, 8 A. M.. Our Present Ministerial Situation.-M. 
R. Zigler. Divine Guidance,-A. C. Wieand. The New 
View of Missions.-E. H. Eby. The Challenge of Home 
Missions.-M. R. Zigler. 1 : 30 P. M, The Modern Use of 



DIVINE HEALING 

Is divine healing for us now? I believe it is, and I have 

two good reasons for my belief. First, I believe Gods 

Word is true. He has said that he is the same yesterday, 

oday and forever. We know that when Jesus was here 

among men he healed those who asked him in faith. Then 

in Mark 16: IS. Christ says of those that beheve-and 

Lt undoubtedly takes us in-" They shall lay hands on 

the sick and they shall recover." Also in Jas. 5, 15 the in 

pired writer, after having given some special instructions 

declared: "The prayer of faith shall save him that ,s sick 

and the Lord shall raise him up." But *«*£ 

faith strong enough to take him a. Ins word. The efore 

I say unto you, all things whatsoever ye pray and a k for. 

believe that ye receive them and ye shall have then, 

'Tbe.ieve'also that the hear, must be right. There must 
be a deep desire from within to cleanse our lives from 
si, and to live' according to his will as he reveals it unto 
us James in his epistle (5: 16) says: "Confess there- 
fore your sins one to another, and pray one for another 
that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous 
man availeth much in its working.' 

Do I believe in divine healing for the present time I 
do In Ma... 8: 17 we read :" Himself took our infirm... s 
and bare our diseases." Yes, I believe that our heavenly 
Fa h wants his children to be healed through faith „, 
fhe Atonement Jesus made in which he bore our diseases 
"same as he wants «o save them from s.n through 
faith in the atonement be made in which he bore our 

51 But 1 I P beheve 2 there is no amount of scripture Quoting 
that eial! persona, experience in the life of a Christian 
And so it is through personal experience that I give a 
second reason for my belief in divine healing. 

Two years ago last spring I was suffering much from 
r'hlmaLm in my right arm and shoulder. I, became ^ 
severe that I could not lie on my right side more than 
perhaps five minutes a, a time, and often in the night the 
perhaps n Rwaken mc One night while suffering 

severe pain would awaken me. w, 6 
much I was impressed with the thought that Jesus is the 
s m yesterday today and forever. Then I recalled how 
hat when h was here on ear.h he healed those who asked 
m m faith. Would he no. heal me today the same as 
e , al d others 1.900 years ago? I asked him to re , eve 
me of my suffering, and praise his holy name, he did. I 
soon felf asleep, and inside of three days w.thouc a drop 
of medicine of any kind, the last trace of pan. had left my 
arm and shoulder and has never returned since. 

Then again, my eyesight had been failing slow y for 

severa'vears until about three months ago I could not 

"ordinary print by lamp light, even with a strong 

liVht I thought I would have to get some glasses to help 

m to see Then I thought, could no. .he Lord restore 

my sigh now ins, as well as he could give sight to the 

wLTng years ago? So I asked the Lord to give me 

k iTsi M tU g I might be able to read by lamp l.g ,. 

and I promised if he did I would give him all the glory 

bv telling it through the printed page. And all pra.se o 

him Z am for he granted my petition. Oh. .ha. men would 

"he Lord fo 6 r his loving kindness and his wonderful 

works to the children of men. J. F. Edmister. 

Pomona, Calif 



j a„ - Airrrt result of this effort. 
all endin> in a b«ly. Our love (east «« "«J.*^2J^ w „ , OT 

s-s r& '§*?{?£ i^ihtk ^f J£ i" 
g= = »W£riSa btfL-Jirst 

s L: h ,. W SSha»rBi". C S h r:"-Mr" S T *. S„..»», Ha..ho„e, 

,l,,,ul.itio.i nan. oi I, V-i Li, l.i „ 

^JtS?SK2 ^'Zylt:-^'^. Live Oak. 

ol Ihcs. babies. On Sun la> "' " E „„„„„, and in th= eveninu 
Su„day-,d,ool B>« » sbo, ^.j.n, , pr g „,,,„„„ ,, ffer i„ s 

the " dc V°"" I N <sion Boar a,,.,„ e „, t ,i ,„ SS2.02. W. are very 
in, .be General Mi- '» ' » d our finl „eial com- 

much overcrowded (or Sun.la) ■'"" / . .^ ,„ pul „ ,e 

mil.ee launched a campaign in Oclober .o raise ',,.,,. "„ swi 

man. iicihr a it.' _ much hia cnniing to our aid- Lhrisi- 

man^lbrS.^n learn o, La V.ru. CcJ,^ .Jj. -- 
in.pirintj message or. the '1™^™™ „ V T1 , c Patterson church 
was '«'.*"' '""°^V«""Vru,.s and we arc glad .o announce 
•'^"bu,',"," co,d.on, have improved in .he past l« -^J 
sTveral new industrial firms are '«»»"«"'"•„,»■"„"« j,^™. S 
eondensary which will take -. Urge Jj-^J^t*. -r 

—Mrs. Edna Wray, Patterson, Calif.. I 



vith Eld, N^k^y 
fircvc elected: clerk, 
, Mitchcl; Christian 



Uikcland.-On Ch( 



Notes From Our Correspondents | 



CALIFORNIA 



ened. Our love leas, was held Dec «l Bro Hd ,„., 

Our school ol missions begins Jan. i •■ ■ , The 

b0< "" '" ,f ,X» .'£' wor "ou ned t* ,he"m. ^be 8 Sundayschoo, 
juniors will follow tnc wor« ou _. children conducted a 

^'■•ChriSmaf',-,"'' 8 -vSrd'r'oppm'g" £ their Pennies ,or 
little Llinstmas i* j ,,i,„ t. v the ent re school lor mission 

Calif.. Dec- 30 C van B e1i S tic effort by 

Intlcwood ihurch was led in a t^o >«»- » 

£HS !&? Tk^^rS ^cb^encISrag^- .0 



COLORADO 

Colorado Sprinn* church met in "H"" 1 ^ e 

presiding- The officers for the en.u, ,,g ye. 
Sivter Clark: Sunday-school superintendent, 1 

Se buying of a parsonage. The »™»>™J «™» " ^"hria.m.s 
i«d .o secure an ..angel... I.r th 1 «™»« ^ Th= Lig „, Thlt 
SST&UVK^. Pr'aS-'cVorado Swings. Colo.. ,au. X 

FLORIDA 

slmas Day our church had a splendid Ireat Cor 

,i„ ,alk on China and her need s a Icr »1 eh an ^ ^^ 

ror .be China mission. A. 7 P. M. Js , »a ia , cd EM . ,. JJ. 

view, which ,., very ,1, ~j ™ "^j"' ¥M g. „. Zigler and w.te 
Garsl and w.le,^ Eld. J. H. »»"" ™ j,,^, a „ d delivered the 
were wi.b us. »«•/»" ™?™, „, A „„ Thoughts ol Christmas, 
morning message on ''=. s "'''"' „„,„ m , rendered which was 

ILLINOIS 

Elder. N. H. Miller: »»•'"• J,. C M '" F , ;,. ",„ Kn..,. Fry. Sun- 
church correspondent, Mrs Do he "■ « '• We „ „ rcsi de n , ol 

^£„° , W.^: m NVe''dec^r,o C ';,ke .he *ta £ »-7 
SI',; wii'.er. A good Chris.ma. pror™ «« '^^ have 
,arge and appreciative a U d,.ncc_ Bro .be, lililMu ||, here 

b " d °,r i, iMX r j!.iS;.b 'itS', divided bclw.cn .he ... 

and in La ^Loii-"- » ...u.^, ^ .;,.r\ T i.".' evcrj week. ""e 

churches. Sisicr Weber coni ^ uc s pr.i - people's classes have 

are studying the book .1 . Ma ..!.. «^h. . J P monlh 

been organi.ed u ♦^JS'J.M to "... .rganie.d-Mr.. D.H.. 

Also a young married IoIks ciass iw> 

M. Elder. Vinccnne, Ind Jan. 3^ ^.^ ^ ^ ^^ 

Cantce, church me. in c ? unel ' ^ p a „ low [ Astoria was chosen 

elec.ion ol officer, was held Br.^ ^ w , up e r i„,ende.. : 

£S.w»":' h " u, ;ri 

Diaon-Since our ,a„ report - c intere »- K „ S «U "1." .E™ C.ff" 

h,,d here. OC. a ... M 1, Da,. D.n» g *. » ^ m „ 

man. Pe.ers and Wine each gave « bapii.cd by Bro. 

was Decision Day and one ol our junior girl. »a r 

was l..s.s .....nine we held our communion sen ice ...... 

Coftman. In ihc evening; we .«. o d banquet; 

L. Wine officia.ing. Nov. 12 w. held a latncr chiM „ n ot 

|°sUa, M i°^'°. ^- 'I? tlCg^r^t 

^"as'-pr'elidS'eldcr bad expired and becau. o, yTJ-ga 
„„,,« he reoucsted .o . b. .« ■".-■ ™- £ J- ^^ 

was chosen elder lor one year, ourn ^ Thl|lksKivi „ R offertng was 
of membership have been granted A lb a. ««> J and 

S ted lor world-wide missions and «,. ..... '- ^ ^ 

Be.hany College have been paid ««"'"%„" Morli , College, the 



Cofftr 

church is entering the new 
"' Dec. 27. 



ad wile oi M. Mo. : . is College the 
wilh a hopelul outlook.-Mary Under- 



Hurrieano Creek churcn 
presiding. Officers lor .he 
l.rlas Blough; church .It. 
superintendent. Bro. Chas. Ca-lo. 
„eng.r" .Bil Two membi 



council Dec. IS whb Bro. Noah Miller 

,ing >ear were elected: Elder, Br.v 

Sister Flora Caylor; 5....day-sch,sol 

writer correspond* 1 " ana 

chosen "" the ministerial 



cJmmi,',ee"M,^Su.a„'c:Hunter. Pleasant Mound. I..., 
(Continued on Page ■"> 




Filing My Notes 

BY EZRa'fLOEV 

tenals as readily ti , ^wt I settled upon some- 

Itriedd f Tl/^eltTd-ire to fe.1 others 
thing standardize There ^ M .ny thou- 

what has proven to be a great 1 nor 

SSTSTS teased — of items filed 

become more valuable as I go along. 

bC Got o a stationery shop and^v^urseHwrth a 

set { wooden drawers 14x6*8/* mche. 

able to get the top «^^KL of two, 

*" T^ISS S of two as needed. 

Pasteboard sections or boxes to 
pensive. PasteDoaro e 

same size filings may be had at » J» u «\ > 

^"dar d ^firing cases as described al- 

r tw,c t us rT gbM : m,^^^ : - 
^^as^ s^tmebes is folded to- 
wa'd five and a half inches leaving a o d,r 8x5/, 
with one leaf a half inch above the other. These 
the containers for holding clippings. 

The projection of one page of the container above 
the o her s for making indexes. Let the indexes be 
numbered from left to right so that each number is 
a bt further to the right than its previous number 
« soss ors. trim off the remainder of the index 
pro ctmg pa t so that the numbers face you as the 
Sers are edged into the tray. Let numbers on 
to ten form the first series reaching from the left side 
of drawer to right side of same. The next series of 
o wi" stand immediately behind the first series 
and so on with each succeeding ten until you have 
enough in the drawer. 

Next you will give a name to each number, as: 
CUli J, Church, Recipes, Horn,,. Stones Tenant 
Themes, Young People, StatisHcs, BMe, etc. Do not 
rush to find a list of names. Start new lists as oc- 
casions arise. 

Make a general index arranged alphabets lly to be 
placed on unfolded cards five and one-fourth inches 
by eight inches. Divide perpendicularly so that all sub- 
jects under A will be in one list with the number of 
ard in driver following. Thus, I have Horn."*? 
H and 42 indicates which folder I have given to this 
subject. Keep this general index in the front of the 
drawer. Under Sunday-school Methods I have forty 
clippings at this time. When there are twenty-five 
ciippin s I start a new folder. The second folder 
beginning with 26, is cut exactly the same size as he 
card holding clippings 1-25 and stands .mmcdiately be- 
hind .the former one. When one drawer gets fill 
enough, I lift the highest numbers into the next 
drawer and thus the system is indefinitely expansible. 
Another index is that found on the face of the 
folders themselves. Place no clippings into a folder 
until you fold the clipping so that its general title is 
outward. If there is no general title, underscore cer- 
tain words boldly so as to make a title Then write 
this title on the outside of the folder. The first clip- 
ping will be number one, the next will be number two 
and will be placed behind the first. This affords the 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 15. 1927 

holding of clippings at any g^gjjfe 
succession like the eaves of a _book. ; ._ 

clipping ™ de ^^'°'; h f f0 der I find it a small one 
temperance. Opening the folder 1 n ^ 

wWch is with *-g*^^ top' of this 
keep it in its place. Over the la ^^ ^^ 

clipping I have recorded 13. S « j 

13 and the fifth article placed in his fold 
have written in the margin, W»* ter In this 
is often helpful when us ^ ^gs Jate ^ 

"" ° f SstaTortrXuroUgL con- 
S;trrs a r:feren r fromo. t to rr 

or from a sermon outline to a fitag. « ° 
ilv Then when one removes a dipping, 

on both sides of a page a ™ ired> fold as 

In this case, cut so as to include s I 
usual and file as usual. Then indicate J.tese 
Sect on the other side ot paper he — ^ ^ 
s of the other card r e„ ^» ^ ( ^ 4Q) 

word "owr. lhus unoei Tr our th clipping 

I have written on the other side of he Fourtl P 
( 40: 4), which is about Clnliren. turn to C 
(42) "and there under references I place, See 4t 
over 



the book argues against undue confidence in any pre- 
cise dating of the prophet's ministry. 

Zephaniah as the Amos of Judah. « e . at 

the" startling message that the day of .Jehov * 
i /i ■ 71 The great and ternme nay "i j 
( Vl 14) It is to be a day of wrath, of trouble 
is near (1 . 14). >s f of that 

and distress to the wicked (1. IS)- ' as 

day is expressed in terms of w ( ; £> ^ 

destructive power is conce : ned < v. b e ^ 

„d deluge; in it Jehovah will utt *7 n 

things from off the ace of the ground ( ^ ^ 
will include man and beast (1. 3). « js 

nations of the world chapter 2) B u the , P ^ 

leave God out of their program (1.12). 

In the face of this terrible prospect 1 -IM.;- 
prophet utters a passionate app«d teek Jeh ^ 
Ms righteousness before , 1 too to day 

yet such repentance would bring po^e of 

of J*ovah>s wrath (2- ^V this dark picture. A 

" g Til 1 be prese ed and will ultimately be re- 
remnant will be preser ^ ^^ ^ go(]s 

Oe * O ... tT ..fprpnrp 



the remaindc. . 

tog clippings.containedinthe folder 



Here references 
m !;orSto^e7fo,dcrs, to books, et. 

This way of filing soon becomes easy and is quickly 

terials systematically in the mind. This g 

"do not rush to clip materials. Save only the very 
be °° You will be surprised what a Urge amount 
g ood things willacpmula^ivhe^nh -ay, )L _ 

r^rrouTd'rerrhstof subjects for 

^ Birth " nor on « Marriage." You may haveone 
on ■ Trees" or one on "Fruits" or on "Insects or 
on "p M Do<7*" instead of what I have. You 
Z ^ant a'fold^or container .'IW*-" "° 
doubt, and perhaps another on " MaffOSJ. 
£/gin, /H. ~~ 



The Prophets in Everyday Life 

BY ERNEST G. HOFF 

XX Zephaniah on the " Day o/ »««* " 
I N the book of Zephaniah we find the characteristic 
message of the Hebrew prophets compressed into three 
blf chapters. The book is so general in its scope 
and offers so little to distinguish it rom the more x- 
tended and detailed messages of other prophets, that 
has scarcely received its due place either m the study 
or in the pulpit. Its vigorous and vivid literary style, 
as well as several valuable points of practical appli- 
cation recommend it to our consideration. 

The prophet Zephaniah lived and worked in the tune 
of Josiah. king of Judah (1 : 1). The care with which 
his lineage is traced back to the fourth generation 
seems to indicate that his great-great-grandfather 
Hezekiah was the good king by that name who reigned 
in the time of the prophets Micah and Isaiah. If so, 
Zephaniah belonged to the royal house, and his sensi- 
tiveness to the evils prevailing in the royal house gams 
meaning. The evils which he denounces correspond 
closely with those corrected by Josiah in the reforma- 
tion of his eighteenth year (623 B.C.). We therefore 
suppose that the prophet's preaching was prior to that 
date and perhaps helped to prepare the way for the 
reformation. It has been urged that the immediate 
occasion of his work was the invasion by the mys- 
terious Scythian hordes which swept from the moun- 
tains north of Assyria down to the border of Egypt 
about 627 B. C. The generality of the statements of 



Gil o.." " " » , . >' / ? - 1 1 \ 

spirit and truth" (John 4: 23). 

God, and the hand of judgment upon Judah Go as , p 
Pie will be put to shame and the.r pr^ : br^ ■ U ) ■ 
The poor and needy remnar * w I ^ * - ^ 
ness, and in consequence, God will 

^'prophet closes his message with a great p,an 
£ prafse to anticipation of ""^V J- 

praise and honor before the nations. 

The universal scope of the Poet's interest is a 

^r-C^rrnt^s-eS 

^ZToJ^^L field of his accurate to or- 

ma «ion. Specialists of various kinds, such » .«£*£, 

educators, and business ~g£**£Zi a 

ne^l^htUrr^ndanob^onto 

i ,.,;,h authority When it comes to moiat ana 
speak with autnoru). m,r- 1nws and 

be intelligent and definite. Further, his interest in 

conviction may easily lead to narrowness and dogma 
tism apart from breadth of feeling. . 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 15, 1927 



stir the Christian to fight sin in high places and low, 
and to seek to give the image of God in every man a 
chance to develop unto the stature of the fulness of 
Christ. 

Chicago, III. 



HOME AND FAMILY 



a 



Beyond 

BY NELLIE V. MERKEY 
For days when the skies are dreary, 
Dark days when the hours are long, 
Sad days when the world is gloomy, 
Blue days when we lose life's song 
Comes a vision of cheer and comfort, 
That (ills us with joy and peace— 
A feeling of sweet contentment 
That affords from our cares release. 
Just hack of the clouds is the sunshine; 
Beyond our short sight is the light; 
Between is the curtain of darkness, 
Beyond it all is hright. 
The things that endure last forever ; 
They cannot pass away; 
So what if the skies are dreary? 
Beyond the dark clouds is the day. 

Beyond the clouds is the sunshine; 
Beyond our cares is rest; 
So let the sad heart be strengthened 
And know that " what is, is best." 
Beyond the sunset, the homeland, 
Where we lay down our heavy load; 
Beyond this life is the- other 
Where the soul is at home with God. 



Octavia, Nebr. 



A Million Corners 

BY KATHRYN LEHMAN 

It matters not who it was that said, " Cleanliness is 
next to godliness," for I am convinced that it was the 
philosophy of some godly person. It is my candid opin- 
ion that this same philosophy still needs to be preached 
from the housetops in spite of the fact that we are 
living in the twentieth century, surrounded by modern 
book's on health and sanitation, wonderful home maga- 
zines, lecture courses and good schools. If the 
" Million Corners " are to be kept clean, we dare not 
cease to preach the gospel of cleanliness. 

I think if you were to ask a returned missionary of 
any land about his method of attacking his work he 
would likely tell you that one of the first things he does 
is to inspire cleanliness about the home and person 
He would also probably inform you that this is no 
done by handing his subject a pamphlet on germs and 
germicides," but rather by laying as.de former fastid- 
ious notions, and his coat if need be, and going to 
work. In case of sickness, he will bathe the patent 
after true American fashion, and then begin on the 
house and surroundings. The effect is so exhilarating, 
so far-reaching and so enduring, that we do not wonder- 
at the acceptance of the missionary's teachings. 

So you see, there may be religion in cleanliness. If 
some one denies this statement, let him prove it for 
himself. Some time when he is feeling glum when 
things have seemed to go against him and he is having 
a real valley-experience, let him get his place in order 
-whatever that may be-by several hours of sweat- 
producing labor, then let him follow up w,th a thor- 
ough renovation of himself, and see if he is not ready 
to go out and meet the world, wondering what is the 
matter with his neighbor that he. too, does not dean 
up. Things will bear a different hue and he wll be 
ready to help his neighbor. Before he knows it he 
will be preaching the gospel of cleanliness and order 
and the world about him will bejrowmg better. 

There is no one who has a better chance to teach the 
religion of order and cleanliness than the home maker 
of today, for she has the most comers and wields the 
most influence over the children when they are most 
susceptible to proper habit formation. Now, menu 



suscept.Dle to propci mou.l » 

I see a million mothers rise up in protest at the thought 
of another million duties added to their lot. But cheer 



up, mothers, if you .did only one corner a day, in two 
thousand seven hundred thirty-nine plus years all the 
million corners would be cleaned up. 

But you are going to be able to do many more in a 
day, and without any great effort. So let us talk ov 
a few of the corners we meet every day. It w.U be 
more pleasant if you stay in your »»-» 
while we talk, so there will be no need for blushes as 
we make the resolutions. 

I often wonder at the bravery displayed by some of 
our good ministers and their wives in facing so many 
germs while going from place to place, trying ; o carry 
out their mission in life. It seems they might te ex- 
cused at least in some cases, for not making a second 
visiter especially for declining an invitation to dine. 
Even "PatVcuire." the great English missionary 
into the heart of Africa, was excused by the Big Chief 
himself from eating the peace meal ot rats and beans 
because he said he feared it would make h.m s ck. Be 
ware lest some of our sourroundings have the same 
effect on the pneumo-gastric nerve. 

Nearly every person who is conscious of neglected 
corners Is guilty of the same plea-" If I only had the 
"me" The truth is, ad. day has twenty-four hours 
o all of us, and it's merely a matter of how *x use 
hem. Some of these same folk could do a dozen cor- 
ners while they are telling the neighbor to the north 
what they think of the neighbor to the south. 

O yes, there's even time for your share of socia 
events, church interests, and politic, after all he 
corners have been duly taken care of. You see the 
cheerful aspect about corners is that *ey don t al 
need attention every day, some, however, ^ , but they 
are few Some call for weekly attention, others can 
: for months, or years, according to usage-but let 
us not classify too many in the latter group. 

So far I have not been specific-perhaps from a 
sense of modesty, or because there are so many neg- 
ated corners that one doesn't know where to begin 
But I shall dare to venture to mention a few in the 
hope of inspiring others to the joy of the cleanliness 
that's kin to godliness. 

If a census were taken of those who rare y, if ever 
brush teeth, or take frequent baths, some of us would 
b surpnsed at the rest of us. If kitchen cupboard 
and pantries could talk, what tales of neglect we m gl 
hear' Of course, the mouse is the only one, unles it 
is the fly. who can understand their language-so that 
Ly account for their frequent visits. If the dish pans 
and other utensils could only express themselves, who 
Knows but they'd show their gratitude for getting their 
cks rubbed "vigorously now and then! There s^ the 
bit of oilcloth to serve as a splasher-and from all 
appearances it is serving its purpose. Just two m.nu es 
and it can be brought from darkness into light Here 
on tins nail behind the door is the sweater you ve used 
for the past five years to milk in Five minutes of ap- 
plication of hot suds via the elbow route and l* s 
fighter by a pound-^r a fraction thereof. The tarn, ly 
' washpan or basin-O what a sigh of despair a, M t » 
Ju,ng into place with the customary drops trickling 
from its grimy surface-.f hung at all! Give me one 
minute with it, no more. 

And what's that pile of rags there? No one remem- 
bers what any of them have been used for, so let me 
put them in the wash for next week, so they 11 not be 
missed. Anyway, they might cause spontaneous com- 
bustion, thus raising the insurance rates next yean 
Now give the kitchen floor its turn and place a mat 
outside the door to catch some of the real estate as > 
is about to enter. And don't forget the baby ; and ^little 
Jimmie's " lasses " fingers or the piano and bed spread 
may be added to your category of corners. 

So the list grows, but let us stop before we : reach 
such proportions that we are discouraged before we 
beg in Jesus says; "The poor ye have with you al- 
ways." and so it is with the corners. They must have 
been prepared for us to see what we would do w.h 
them At any rate I shall consider it a pleasure to 
pead the gospel of cleanliness, whether , be to «.e 
humble cottager in the mountains, to the modern home 
in die agricultural belt, to the officeman on the top 



39 



story of the Woolworth Building, or to the retired 
wealthy of the western coast. 
Covington, Ohio. 



If We Only Could 

BY BERTHA RYAN SHIRK 

One of the many interesting things told by a re- 
turned missionary from Japan not long ago was this, 
that real homes had been sent out from America to 
Japan. The knocked down, ready to put together 
kind. They were soon put together. The mission 
workers were much delighted, made happy and com- 
fortable by the plan. 

A worker from China told how very much buildings 
were needed in China. The same is true of India. 
It is true of city mission work. When in Oklahoma 
City some time ago a worker said: "You would be 
surprised to know the number of empty churches 
throughout the country in this State." The problem 
is plain. How can we use our empty church build- 
ings, or can we use them, to supply the demand made 
in other places, even in foreign lands? 

A very small per cent will ever be used for church 
purposes again where they are. The surroundings that 
made them have changed. If we only could transplant 
them into some needy field! Rebuild ot have them 
builded into other structures. Oh, the good that might 
yet be done within these abandoned walls ! 

In the little crude mission church at Oklahoma City, 
with an improvised loft at one end for Sunday-school 
classes, the parsonage, and even benches outside have 
to be used. How glad earnest hearts there would be 
for a spacious building. If we only could supply this 
need! The situation is no doubt similar in other 
States. 

This summer when in Nebraska all the country 
schoolhouses in which I used to be interested had been 
removed to some near-by farm and converted into 
dwellings. The children were being better cared for in 
the consolidated school in town. Is the education of 
our children of more value than their spiritual fram- 
ing? Could we not follow the example of the schools? 
Or as the one church is doing for Japan, ship to for- 
eign fields and rebuild? If we only could ! This prob- 
lem might bt solved by our coming men's organization. 
I am quite sure the Ladies' Aid would furnish the 
eats. It would be good exercise for both our physical 
and spiritual powers. If we only could! 
Chickasha, Okla. 

" My Mother Helps Me " 

BY GRACE HILKMAN MILLER 

Dorothy was speriding some time with her auntie 
while her papa was sick. She liked to cut pictures out 
of magazines. One day she cut and cut and cut and 
had the floor littered with cuttings. 

" Now, Dorothy," said her auntie kindly, " hurry 
and pick up all your scraps before the girl* come, 
'cause if you don't the house will look awful." 

" I don't want to pick up all these scraps," replied 
Dorothy obstinately. p 

" Dorothy, do you ever tell your mama you don t 
want to do things when she asks you to?" asked her 

auntie. . . 

•• No. when my mama asks me to pick up scraps 1 
say ' Mama, you help pick up the scraps.' Mama an- 
swers, ' All right,' and mama and I pick up all the 
scraps real quickly." 

La Verne, Calif. . —~ 

Philemon 

BY EZRA FL0RY 

Th.s is the only strictly private letter of Paul we 
have While Paul was in prison at Rome, Onesimus was 
on of his converts. Later it was found that this convert 
had escaped from his master, for slavery was then in 
v gue Onesimus was sent back to Ph.lemon h» 
Zer. with this letter of introduction ^and e*ptot»n 
But Philemon had also been converted at Colo sss ear 
he". The master and the slave were now brothers ,n 
Christ. 

Elgin, HI- 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 15. 1927 



Sund.y-sehool Les.o , 14 . 17 
_Dcut. 6: 4-9; 2 l.m. . ■ Partitionmc „t of 

Chri.ti.n Worker.' Meetm* The 
Africa. * * * * 

Gains for the Kingdom 

Four baptisms in .he Glendora church Calif. 

SO ;:rCi"r; n t h ec„ U rc ha fT r O h io.Bro.C.V. 

^^trrr^-,, P , B r . 

C. M. Driver of Oak.on, Va.. "angehsL 

TwW. baptisms in the Zion congreg on. Fla., 
S - M - Mi,,e f-- dJ ; h %^S" Bc.montch Uf ch. 
Va""™ j" D H n n«man B o°f TimberviUe, Va.. evangelist. 

Ohio, evangehst. cr bap . 

JZ£Z£X£Z -' Hiram Eshelman o, 
M ^^„:rr;he L o f si.a„ t: hr« : erere- 

* * * * 

Our Evangelists 

t ,. A . whicb these laborers carry? Will you 
Wi» ?»» >"»=„JV ;»r S S«. oi the,. meetings? 

Bro Melvin Jacob, of York, Pa., .o begin Feb. 13 tn 
lh B rr^u;" North Manebester,.., to begin 
Jan. 30 in the Beaver Creek church, Ohto. 

* * * * 



Personal Mention 
Bro. R«.«H G. Wo... pastor of the Keyset church, W 
Va., honored us with a call last week. 

Br „ Wilbur B.n.z, 3330 Barr St., Fort Wayne, tad, 
wffl have time for two evangelistic meetings wt.htn the 
rext few months. 

hjt- ■ <;«-retarv attended the annual meet- 

J^f",;: "'n"MS" Cotmcil a, Philadelphia Us, 

: ek a /then turned southward in response to a call 

L the District Mission Board of Flonda 

Si ...r Levi Minnieh. General Secretary for the Ad 

c. ., was one of our last week's visitors. She was 

am ig eTethany Institute with Bro. Minnich and 

accompli him to the laymen's conference h re 

Bro J W Fyock expects to close his pastoral labors at 
T 7„e Pa next June, after four -years of service wtth 
Tyrone. Pa, next ju , ^ ^ engageme „ t , 

Xhly T hh atUt church or one in a small town 

'"nro Ttt Arg.brigh, oi Fairview, Mo, who has been 
, r^nc 'in the ministry for over forty years, writes: 

'Messenger. , . , 

» a =„rl Si.ter F. S. Martin, superintendent and 

^substantial and helpful Christmas gtfts received 
^Bt. C.T&.1, now in his senior year at Mount Morris 

dress him at Mount Morns, 111. 
' Bro H H Helm.n, pastor of the Elgin church. Ill, pref- 

caught a little of the Christmas spirit. 

Th. member, .t Ki.gl.ey, >°" V^""' V WmgTt 

Ihape of a radio or the equivalent whcrew.th. 



Bro. G. G. Cnnold of «ockford II, asks us -ex- 
press his family's appreciation for the ma y P^ ^ 
c ,ts,::^e:r S Sh"^ch t bX? and the indications 

are that she will be well again ^ 

Heal Seminary of New York Uty „, at , t 

in , he "Gospel Messenger so mucB were taken 

reprinted them in its December ,s ue . ^ ag0i 

^f.o^nbut^r^Ch^ and Social Prob- 
,C ^.H.V.T„„u.e»d is Secretary of^^ch^Mmis- 
terial Board, no, Mission Board, a stated I m ^ ^ 

,0 his illness two weeks ago. Bro. . ^^ 

retary of ,„e Mission , Boar i Ou^nforn ^ ; ^ ^ 

rdeVinXScV.nd Brotherhood and we crave an 
interest ,„ your prayer,' ^ 

Cha,rman P. G. StaWy Manchester, 

fellow-laymen, Dr. O. G. Brubaker ^ Lcv; 

r. W. Milter and W J^™ con , e rence at Elgin 
Minnich of Greenville, Ohio hao. about 

at Vyara, India, in early Sometime ago 

One brother elected to he mi. st ) 

Bro. Blough sen. ns the art.de on Our Share m 

Revival" which appears on pagt 43 H asks 

-U^l^re^r^ y'^g revival-missionary- 

evangelistic note "r-^'S^'U was not 

Now w. u „der.und vvh Bro. H. S * ^ 

quite ready to sail for Africa wt ^^ 

arrival there was mentioned last «* " h Wm his 

he sailed from Liverpool Dec. 22. **££ Mastert0 „, 

newly wedded bride, f °™ er >^„" ;„' North Rhodesia 

who was for three years a ™"'°»"> J We are in . 

r^'VJt^K.up^t.tK. Brethren faith 

rpir and'l making application^ he regular^ 

S -1rrin°co^ul23good wishes, . 

Si ur Berth. Ryan Shirk sends us a newspaper clipping 

bearing on the suggestion in her article^ page 39. The 

BUh T°l L rctXtihCn ctn^gSons and oc 
teen London churcl.es w,u f commercial 

cupying ground — ^^ „'' London proposes 

f:„^rourrc:^'^h^^wi,,no,ice,he 
hint for them in her article. 

„ ot a few of ,hom being »'-" st «? a " d „ g °^ a P Uo enc i oses 
icrmer place, on Tuesday evening, an. * ; ^ J « nd 

*i» * * * 



,, •, mo „th" at the First church in Toledo, 

This i. "family month ' . preaching on 

Ohio. The pastor Bro. W£*£*££. "» 01d - 

" r C T , ' rtSh „ P M " < he '• - r A^ot«°.o» ." Our Homes Better 

^Yae Locks"' and "Home Swee, Home." 

-We think it U -'%^'Me y S se^to th et'; 
wh y we arc insisting on getting h ^K« mcmbers . 

home in our community, ™»- n ™* e " ^ ™ a e „ d assure you 
I travel among the churches quite a bit a, 
that t „e 'Messenger' is .ro, ng ,n f .^ ^ 
Don't change the dial. It ■> ^ comutg supposc 

family enjoys the weekly P"f*^ M ^a, there is no 
this enthusiastic correspondent mean, t ^ ^ ^ 

h rBuV:eTo V ^ l"e the tone of his kindly greet- 

ing. * * * -i " 

Special Notices 

25. an error occurred. Florida aim b ^ 

been added for two vacat.on schools, _The to 
schools reported January 1 is 210.-Ezra Klory 

One Book a Woek One ".^^^S^ 
cerning the Gish books says^ I » ^ «ery P^ ^ 
the Brotherhood had all ^he« tas been my 

the time to read them. A book 
rule for a long time. I never got a degree 

--X^-rnS^SUks that are 

the subject of peace ^^^T^ contest, and 
than 3,000 young people were «"«« recita , ions , were 
^"^^reritsy'rnThirin.'portantsuhiec, The 

"Hfi?2:£?fsa 

nf r:eeIea:hPos;paid.o,in,o^,w : ,veor.n^to 

one address a, *£> P«^« ^^ selections 
.two series, the hrsl oi « notrf studcnts of 

written by some of the c °™ tryS The sec0 „ d se ries 

intC ;t 0, l1fKrer d ar;^ P ^;ar { d especially for 
r in S colst'work by such men as Frederick L, y, 
William Oxley Thompson, f ' d "f s f^'td the material 

immediate future. ur,»'l Warsaw Ind. Formu- 

pu , n a «7;;'f: ° ; c ^r e throtighou, the Brother- 
hrd'rn^e.ht^r b^en before.-Bertha M. Neher, 
Secretary, Warsaw, Ind. 



Mission Receipts for Tuesday, Jan. 4 






:olu! 



Miscellaneous Items 
W. know of one » Messenger" reader who has resolved 
,„ write a letter of appreciation every week to 
contributor to , be paper. Isn't ., a hue idea? 

"Where Chri.t .... I go, and where I go the Gospel 
Messenger' goes." says one subscriber in requesting a 
change of address on the mailing list. The res. of what be 
says is heart-warming also. 

"Our church ha. b..» divided into six sub-distne.s wit 1. 
prayer bands located in each. If you are no in touch 
with the group in your district, will you associate yourself 
ThLrliesf possible moment?" This extract from ,h« 
"Church Messenger" indicates how the church at New 
Carlisle, Ohio, was getting ready for the evangelistic 
meetings conducted by the pastor. Bro. G. E. Yoder. 

"Fir.,, my thank, and appreciation are due you, and all 
who help make our • Gospel Messenger' the best paper of 
s kind or any other kind I have ever read or expect to 
read. It has been to me hope, inspiration giudanc edu- 
cation has broadened my appreciation and sympathy. It 
"helped me," and so on for several pages more. Tins 
o res o .den, is a little extravagant in speech. ,. seems, 
but it is a fault we do not find it hard to forgive. 



E .c» week the C nera. Mission g^Jg™^ ££ week a 
a recent day's Mission rece pl. Iro" ^""J™ „ u „ d ol , hc bos,- 
dilleren. day o the «%**">* ™,Ui The toUowioB financial gams 
ncss days of ine wcck is . i Tuesday Jan. 4, 1 927: 

lor the Kingdom arc reported tor Tuesday, ja 

B.Uic, Ohio, $«0 for World-wide. 
Freeport. Ill, $3 for World-wide. 
' Sabotha, Kans, $10 for World-wide. 
S.ngerville, Va, $15 for World-wide. 
Eel River, Ind.. $70.99 for World-wide. 
Laton Calif, $375 for Junior League. 
New Sal.m, Ind., $52 for World-wide. 
Fir,, Chicaso, 111, $10 for World-Wide. 
Ashland, Oregon, $10.51 for World-wide 
White Rapid., Wis, $1.52 for Wor d-w.d=. 
Ft. McKinley, Ohio, $41.50 for World-Wide. 
Battle Creok, Mich, $26.24 for World-wide. 
New Poris, Ind, $40 for Conference Budget. 
Snake Spring, Pa, $50 for India Share P an. 
Roaring Spring, Pa, $50 for India Share Plan. 
McF.rland, Calif, $6.25 for China Share Plan. 
W.na.che. Valley, Wash, $5 for World-wide. 
E... San. Diego. Calif, $26.65 for World-wide. 
Santa Ana, Calif, $40.54 for China Share Plan 
» 1,1 „J Center Kans, $23.25 for World-wide. 
Fi'rs, South Bond, ,„d, $50 for suppor, of Dorothy S„,„- 

m T„«n,v-eigh,h S,, Altoona. Pa, $50 for "conference 

B stphord, Mich, $4.07 for Conference Budg.t-desig- 
nated American Bible Society. . 

La Verne, Calif, $87.68 for suppor, of E. D. Vaniman and 
wife and Lynn A. Blickenstaff and wife. 

M,. Morri., Ill, $25 for India Share Plan; $98.76 for 
World-wide ; $50 for suppport of Rulh Ulery. 



AROUND THE WORLD 



Fodder for Fraternities 

r, . • the University of Nebraska a professor ami 
[r ^X^-^ rr o h ave^„a r >^ r , 

often good for at least nv ^ decide 

man," Professor John R.cc sa id influence, 

th eir pledges mainly on "™^™""'' £" s ^ yle of bo b 
supported by a time y g otUer chapt 

-u-e^fi^d^t^donot^good 

^\X^fT^^l and sometimes to tbe 
worst sort of bullying" 



From Mars to Venus 

^^r^^^totbe^ibdHyan^cbaraeteris- 
tics of life on tins planet But now it sec 

n^r^s^r^^-- 

fifty millions of miles farther away from .the Sun. On 
L other hand, Venus approx.ma tes the Ea rth in « ^ 

is tw-t^fi" mUb °r °tt he possMty^f gating a 
interest in Venus ,s due to .1 e p > ^ ^ 

better idea of the surface of *»»'£« , icved , ha , in 
of long infra-red ray photography. It » beu 
this „ 3y it will be ^£»**££. 'conds here- 
of Venus in spite of the dense s much 

-rt:\z c r^rAoug,,, n the 

r^:^';^.""- -hereof this Plane, 
contains the necessary elements. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 15, (927 



From Cannibals to Christian. 

A little more than ninety years ago *«*»"•*£££ 
missionaries were working on the west co as o i Sum ; 
one of tbe great islands of the Dutch E.S ^JOK*- 
heard of .be beautiful Lake ™* " 6 ™ ^hd "^corts 
visit it. At last they came to a point where me 
refused to go farther. They were told th t they 
a.one amongst tbe Battaks they ^" P'^J beforc 
and eaten. The fearless miss.onar es pushed on but 

many days met the ^£'^^1.0, *• 

when some of the Battaks nao 

exact site of the tragedy ™ reve^ M.JM * . 

today under the topical skies o ^ 

c£tt-£ e:« s n. seed « 

^^strStSto^tw^fteOospe,. 



41 




THE QUIET HOUR 




Types of Peace w °' k 

The most recent' peace conference- «£££? C T- 
trom the pacifist chore es was eld at ^ "bethtow ^ ^ 

--t:::':n:^}-----tntu! 

^S^te f p^T^or.ofth. Br .- 

e and w^P^-^oH. teaching 
-tE:,-o.mg^e.hePeace^ncm,s.the or , 

:pfi:r,,^Iag:o^;ce a, county fausb a news 

f Vi " a t^rebef^k:wnir"om^:e;f^dship 



Two Young People'. Conference, in low. 

i '. inferences were held recently in 

T TW TwTfeh P th P a c nd war problem came up for 
Iowa a which the i pe ^ .__ me shape 

discussion-all of whicli rcsunc, , ; d face 

presenting to tne worm s resolutions 

gestion regarding a Bretntei. Fellowship for 

« follows: "W.M«. - h tte b Br:,hrt W with P the 

any country in question. We belie, t membership . 

Peace group should cons st of a 4en ™« . ki _ 

Members should annually indicate their des re P 

pate in the group should con ™ the^effo ^ 

gr0 up, and shouU do J 1 possib e^P ^ 

harmony with the ideals 01 fri . nJ i v relations be- 

, definite step in the promo ion of fnend y r 

tween the United States and other ^ nations^ ,- 

tha t our colleges offer one or more scholarships o 

from certain foreign country ^ and th. we ^ ^ 

a rships " ""^^ Z "ace Group. These stu- 



Envy 

1 Cor. 13-. 4 

For Week Beginning January 23 

S?^rra,ways r up r carUdy,mgs, r ver 
on things of highest value (Acts 7: 9; 17. 5, Gal. 3.-0. 
Jas. 3: 14. 16). 

ENVY AND IDLENESS . 

The indolent are envious. The man who by dint of 

7: 2; 11: 19: 12: ■?)• 

FNVY A DELUSION , ms 

"l7is*ik= a deceit of the eye that when others come 
on we see ourselves go back." Universal success is the 
hest foundation for individual success. Even , .selfish 
man should rejoice in the triumphs of others (Phllpp. 1. 
12-18). 

A ^""y „ke envy which is goo, Another s 
adieVement may rebuke my dilute. I am provoked ,0 
good works and not to dark malice (Heb. 10. 24, 
9: 2). 

niSTICE AN ANTIDOTE FOR ENVY 
TJ"l, labor to deserve any preferments or rewards 
thti'mt;' come to him "No man envUth the payment 
of debt" (Rom. 13: 7; Luke 23: 41, Rev. 5. It). 



ANOTHER ANTIDOTE 



Romulus and Remus Up-to-date 

ary, Kev. jal CMng... Hi, covered a wolfs hole 

He deeded .0 '^ICX to w.s U «*> *» 
at the end of it. On mgfcink, „i r l s _one agetT 

il """t: t oTher y T g ht W Th cHldVIn were wild and 
two and the othe, : e ght ^ Jn cxplanatl0 n 

acted much Ilk . ^ , n0 „ thing for infants to 

,t is stated that it is no ia , ly lf they are 

be exposed ,n tins part of In ^ a P h , he mo ,her 
unwanted girls. It is probable. t "« e '° rc - : , six 

wolf found an abandoned baby and _ carne^ ,t 1 ^ 

vears later she found a second ch^d and p^ ^ 

Both girls mentioned n the a" ""' irls 

galis and may have been.s £«^S »« ^ ^ ^ 
have been returned to We « and 

youngest child has died. T he oh. > during 

seems still to retain some of the a» ^^ 

wild life. This up-to-dat e Eomulu ^ ^ 

from India has stirred up cons.de^ ^ ^ ^ 

quarters and ■««^ c ^ li m ost of them have more 
stones are not new and do ^ ^^ RemuS| 

or less basis in fact. The story dic „ led , ga ins new 

generally challenged and Irequently ridicu^ «, B 
credibility through modern ^counterparts *" ' 

fr ° m „ ndia ' 'g^'smX ^S "hit many legendary 

it is becoming increasingly supposed, 

materials have more basis '" ^ Co. q « °" Civi.i ^tion, 

James H. Breasted writes in The Conqu ers „ ho 

^r:teV^-- i=f ^ ntheHit - 

tite documents. 



The First Law of Happiness 

j . ^t +Iip University of Illinois 
Some days ago a student a the Un v ^ 
shot himself because he was wea y o hi ^ nd 

tired of travel and parties and ^fearmg d 

of life, he decided to end it w th ^° „,, thc 

a precocious youth of sixteen v York 

problem of life and its mca, mng » th. becam£ a 

Failing to discover a hopefu I J"™"^ be , ong t o the 
suicide. Cases of yo ung and o ^^ goodS] 

classes possessing a great sufficiency ^ mu[ _ 

and who are yet unhappy even_ unto cnoi]gh 

tiplied. But wha we h « paradoxes of life. 

to indicate one of the 1 ittle m milUona ires is not 

Suicides amongst the rich, a «v ^ ^ ^ 

uncommon. They who have e y convk _ 

command are often ""happy " m aC p ' rofoander dissatis- 

*" ""V^'thcr. « *« t d Vd butter level. The 
(actions than do those on ^e siitisfactio ns of this world 
more one gains of the sensory Th - is true 

the more dissatisfied he often tecomes. ^ h . ch 

because the more one has *e ™re >>e g P ^ 

he wishes to enjoy. ^°^JZJot. commodities 
dered if it would be possible ^J^J The answer , 

for the use of man than he cou ^^ ^^^^ ^.^^ (<) 

so far as can be seen at prese , hag (<) 

consume grows with the incre s of tli.^th ^ ^ ^ 
use . For example, the ""<" than th e well-to- 

simple; he is P^Tfine hZe. good clothes and a 
do American who has a •"" . „, en up with a 

car; for the heart of **£"'%£, and , h e latest model 
desi re '-abetter house finer clothe ^ nt ^ 

of the car he drives^ u ip (he pur . 

happiness nor the end o M ^» » (hc flesh B a 

suit of those things "W-T of this world's goods 
strange paradox the more ^ on h« happine5S b . 

the more he will want, thus b - tn simplicity 

com es increasingly '"™\\*™ C °iZ\ki deliberate sim- 
„ the first law of happiness-, sane satisfaclion s. 

pHcity which leads one to choose_ *. tag ^ ^^ ., 

to that which is above the materia 



Arronnce of wealth, blood and station stir up envy. 
Let us 8 Tear our honors lightly. Let us preserve .our 
humility by constant remembrance of our debt to God (1 
Tim. 6: 17; 1 Cor. 3:7; Acts 17: 25). 
DISCUSSION 
Does envy desire to be jus. or merely to appe- so? 
Which more surely wins the object of its desire, envy 
or industry? 

Wherein is envy unsound in its reasoning? 
Distinguish between envy and wholesome emulation. 
Will envy disappear if the two antidotes named arc 
applied? Explain. 

Ten Years After 

Ten vears ago David Starr Jordan was active in trying 
Sr^h^lflhis^r^ £ 

^^^:^grr^-yu, training made quite a 
puhlic demonstration afterwards and « . some^im 

r°, r ,, go C t "Tie was Ir'e or less typical of wha, he 
Jordan got at iai<. wj re , so n n a period 

go , a, other places as h« ^PPea> d or,. »n ^^ 

when the popu ar mind , - ™ , for j 

,o think soberly. Tl« *«' hc kadcr ot 

1927, reprints a remark able staUm , ^ 

a student group who led a demo, ;n 

up Dr. Jordan's meeting : held , n the Thc 

April, 1917, a. the Academy of Music ^ ^ mob 

one who characterizes him elf as the ^ 

which succeeded '" rendering yon LUr j ^.^ 

unavailing" in par, has ,h, . > a «.r « ^ ^ be 

,o think it over: It «« ' d cvening s o 

bjcct ed to that ^xperien c on th^Su^y ^ t 
ong ago. It is not pa« unreasoning 

permuted myself to ^^ me to tell 
an d unreasoned act. At leas J , hat you were 

you that I know now what > ou^ knew : wjs 

guided by the nobility o urn > - ^ of 

under the spell of an "**"*»* eng „,„ Inili , a ,e against 
that type which always has and a,w„ - _ ^ jree 

individual and social wellbemg « and creed 

from the aggressive ^ ^ ^T of individual rea- 
a „d tribe and emerge into the tree argum ent should 

son. In a democratic naUon < -*J * ^ 
always be met with ? r 8um'nt A g ^^ e 

he stifled by force. It would . ' '«" wilh 

,or those differing from ,o« t. »• '> » kr 8 sid , Th ey 
more convincing argumen ts be(uddlcd youths to 

chose instead to use me a nd ^ similar^ q[ 

prevent you ^^^'w view with 
view this c.uses me to iea tn . dejlism 

highly critical and doubtful eyes the , ^ ^ 
which allegedly "Used our particp ^ 

Wa , , do not apologize to you. » ^ ^ eNpen . 
possible for such an act. - ^^ poignant rea , lza . 

;-^rr^a J ve\ingso S a.yoU i Were 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 1 5 



1927 



Elder John Kline— A Missionary 

(Continued from Page 35) 

fever His wife, always solicitous for h s weltare 

she could never appreciate his presence w.th her. 

Such trying days seem out of order m oneso de- 
vout the Master's work, but they had a wonder fill y 
refining influence. The unfortunate wherever seen 
btamehis wards. He felt divinely called as a physician 
to minister to suffering as well as preach the Gospel 
On his farm he had a bin especially for the needy and 
at grain threshing time it was the first to be filled. 

Eld Kline, unconsciously, instilled system m every 
thing he did. This was shown in many ways, For 
instance the diary covering so many years of active 
service in the ministry only could have been kept by 
one who had order in his every day Ufa L>kew>s 
those who first looked into his desk after tats death 
saw records kept in the most orderly way. Here were 
letters with their answers appended all neatly tied 
with the church records of each succeeding year. 
Many months rolled by before their great value was 
known. This same systematic way of doing things 
he carried with him in his mission work, and this led 
him to recognize the need of better organization 

At different times he called the attention of his 
brethren to the opportunities of the great West in 
spreading the Gospel. He said that since the rail- 
roads were penetrating this vast domain, it was the 
more important that the Gospel seed be sown before 
error found its way. He was desirous that the entire 
church unite in this great endeavor. Therefore as 
early as 1852 an appeal was made to General Con- 
ference to this end. Again, in 1856 the Virginia 
brethren sent a memorial by the hands of Eld. John 
Kline to the Annual Conference urging that some plan 
be devised that Art. 8 of 1852 "should not remain a 
dead letter." In 1858 the missionary question was 
considered again, but no unity of sentiment prevailed. 
One year later a committee was appointed to prepare a 
plan for the Conference of 1860, of which Eld. Kline 
was a prominent member and was the chief corre- 
spondent. 

During all these years he stood as the leading ad- 
vocate for organized missionary endeavor. Doubt- 
less sentiment was created that bore fruitage in after 
years. He was much interested in other measures that 
in a way were closely related to the missionary ques- 
tion. These were the grouping of the churches into 
State Districts as we have them now and more closely 
defining the boundary lines of the local organizations. 
In his simple method of prosecuting his missionary 
work, at times he would outline work for the whole 
year and seldom would he allow any part of it to fail. 
Thus he proceeded with definite objectives in view 
and during the more than thirty years of his minis- 
terial labors, he preached the Gospel in ten States of 
our union and he was accorded audience in our capital 
city by the president of our country. Once he crossed 
the border into Canada and a few times he journeyed 
east of the Blue Ridge Mountains to carry the Gospel 
to those beyond. On one of these occasions he ad- 
ministered baptism. But he was forbidden to preach 
his message of freedom and salvation in the great 
Southland because of slavery and of war. 

There are no available figures to show the total 
mileage traveled by him in his work, but it was won- 
derfully large for that time. During the later years 
of his ministry, he rode his favorite riding horse Nell 
more than thirty thousand miles, much of which was 
through very mountainous country. Many were re- 
ceived into the church and the foundation was laid 
for a number of local organizations which were 
grouped into State Districts. 



On some of his journeys, he was accompanied by 
brethren, but at other times he went alone. So wd 
was it understood when the time of his visits came 
around that it was an occasion of rejo.cing in th 
more isolated points. When the war came on he was 
warned of the dangers, but he went steadily on When 
imprisoned he preached to those withm. If at hb e ty 
he administered to suffering humanity and proclaimed 
the Gospel of peace. - , 

While on his last journey, he attended the General 
Conference near Hagerstown, Ind The brethren on 
that occasion, as they of. had done before elect d rum 
Moderator of the meeting. Eld. Lewis Teeter to 
young in years, also was present. In relating Ins m- 
l essLs of Eld. Kline at that time Bro Teeter has 
Lid- "I shall never forget the beautiful po.se and 
Christian courtesy toward all with which he presided. 
Only a few weeks after this we learned of his un- 
timely death and the whole church was cast into 
mourning." 

Sitting with friends on his way home he was 
again warned of the threats made agamst him. io 
this he replied: " None of these things deter me I go 
onward in the path of duty not knowing what may 
befall They may kill the body, but they can never kill 
the soul " He reached his home in safety, but in a 
few days he was accorded the privilege of sealing his 
life work with his blood. On a hillside, which was 
then a wooded ridge, a monument has been erected 
with the simple inscription: " At This Place Eld. John 
Kline Was Killed, June 15, 1864." 

The data upon which the foregoing statements are 
given were found in the old -records preserved by 
Eld Kline, the life of John Kline and drawn from 
many incidents related at my mother's knee. These 
present a character of the most unusual order in mis- 
sionary work, and from which the following notations 

are added : 

(1) Eld John Kline's qualifications were such as 
to meet the demands of his day. In school he was 
taught to read and write both the English and the 
German languages, but his inquiring mind and studious 
habits carried him far beyond the opportunities of 
his earlier years. These attainments with his wide ex- 
perience fit him easily to stand in the front rank of 
his fellow-men. 

(2) He was deeply religious. He accepted the 
teaching of the Bible with the simplicity of a child. 
He felt divinely called to administer to the sick as well 
as preach the Gospel. No personal interests could 
turn him aside from these duties. 

(3) Courage was a dominant factor in his life and 
it fit him to overcome obstacles otherwise insurmount- 
able. He had no fear of danger when duty called and 
he would endure any privation without murmur for 
the sake of Christ. His life and labors are comparable 
with the brightest lights in missionary work through- 
out the history of the Christian church and it is profit- 
able to make such comparison. 

Broadway, Va. 



gether, and with the help of God in their lives they can 
do this. 

Hanisburg, Pa. 



Why the Third Gospel Was Written 



Which One? 

BY JULIA GRAYDON 

The other day in court two little children were 
asked to take the stand and choose the parent with 
whom they wished to live. The spectacle itself was sad 
enough, but the answer was even sadder, for the chil- 
dren said: "We want to live with both of them." 
" No," said the court, " you must choose." The little 
girl looked at her mother and then at her father. The 
parents had been separated for seven years and di- 
vorced for one year. Then the child said tremblingly, 
" I guess we would like to live with mother, but please 
can't we see daddy too ?" 

Here was what remained of a once happy home into 
which discord had entered, but the children apparently 
had not noticed it and cared just as much as ever for 
their parents. They did not want the home broken up 
forever, and yet today all over our land there are chil- 
dren wondering why daddy and mother can not live to- 
gether as they once did. 

For the sake of these precious young lives, these 
fathers and mothers should make an effort to hold to- 



BY GLENN McRAE 

There was no dearth of books about Jesus when 
Luke wrote the Third Gospel. Many had a ready 
■■ taken in hand to draw up a narrative (1 : I) con- 
cerning the marvelous ministry of Jesus What these 
writings were can only be conjectured. For the mos 
part they must have been fragmentary. Some were 
luere collections of the sayings of Jesus. Some were 
stories concerning his birth and resurrection One 
important narrative, which present-day scholarship 
agrees was in existence then and known to Luke, was 
Mark's dramatic gospel story. And supplementing 
these written materials was a body of oral traditions 
passing by word of mouth. 

Luke did not write merely to add another book to 
this collection. Some higher purpose drove Ins pen 
across the parchment. The deep earnestness of his 
story is not in keeping with so shallow a motive. 
Neither did the rewards of present-day authorship in- 
fluence him. He was not seeking prestige He was 
careful to conceal his name, or at least he was in- 
different as to whether it should be attached to his 
document. He did not even take the trouble to say: 
« I Luke, write unto you." He sought no writer s 
royalty. No promise of ten cents a word lured on his 
pen. 

Luke's evident intent was to write an orderly and de- 
tailed account of the ministry of Jesus. " It seemed 
„ood to me also," he wrote, " having traced the course 
of all things accurately [or in detail] from the first, to 
write unto thee" (1:3). The fragmentary materials 
then extant must have been unsatisfying. No doubt 
many of the stories were garbled and contradictory. 
The collections of Jesus' sayings lacked the dramatic 
incidents that constitute the Gospel's chief appeals. 
Even Mark's graphic record seemed to omit some 
touches Luke felt to he essential. The situation might 
well be expected to produce a more detailed account. 
It does not follow that Luke ignored or belittled 
Mark's vivid narrative.. Indeed the Second Gospel was 
made the framework of the Third. Three hundred 
fifty verses of Mark's account were used by Luke and 
fifty-three per cent of the actual words of the Second 
Gospel retained. But Luke did have a body of ma- 
terials not included in Mark and his own inimitable 
way of saying things. To give these added touches and 
put these new materials into written and permanent 
form were sufficient justification for another narrative. 
And these reasons no doubt had their influence on the 
mind of Luke. 

There was a good reason for the writing of an order- 
ly and more detailed record of Jesus' ministry at this 
particular time. Eyewitnesses were rapidly passing. 
While they were alive to tell their stories, incomplete 
and unsatisfactory records would pass unnoticed. But 
now that eyewitnesses were few, Christians every- 
where would turn more and more to the written rec- 
ords and the floating traditions. There was need of 
a full and accurate account. This Luke undertook 

to supply. 

Luke claimed no superior ability as a justification 
for his adding another writing to the collection of 
works about Jesus, though he might well have done so. 
He mentioned no special inspiration. He did not claim 
even to have been an eyewitness. He had simply 
" traced the course of all things accurately from the 
first" (1: 3). He had sifted the records. He had 
personally examined the eyewitnesses and ministers. 
He could write a detailed and accurate account and 
that he undertook to do. 

But Luke's motive was religious as well as historical. 
It seemed good to him to write unto the " most ex- 
cellent Theophilus " in order that this " lover of God " 
might know the certainty of the things wherein he had 
been instructed (1: 3-4). The many unconnected ac- 
counts then extant must have been confusing to a. 
young Christian. But not after Luke wrote. His 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 15, 1927 



43 



1 



historical judgment and literary skill produced a de- 
pendable and detailed account. This account would 
indeed give a disciple a basis for an intelligent faith m 
the person of Jesus Christ. To realize this higher end 
was no doubt the strongest motivating factor m Luke s 
writing. 

It is not known whether Luke wrote to all followers 
of the Lord or merely to one person. His gospel nar- 
rative was addressed to the " most excellent Theoph- 
ilus" Whether Theophilus was the name of some 
- young disciple or a term applied to all Christians, 
scholarship has not yet determined. But however that 
may be, Luke's account can not be confined to any 
local setting. It belongs to the realm of the universal 
Luke has written for all time. Countless " lovers of 
God " have read this simple story and found in it the 
basis of an intelligent faith in Christ Jesus the Lord. 

Bethany, Ncbr. 

■ * i ■ 

Our Share in the Next Revival 

Before he left our earth, the Lord Jesus Christ said 
that all power had been committed to him m heaven 
and on earth ; and, later, St. John in the Isle of Patmos 
records his vision of One who sat upon the throne and 
who said : " Behold, I make all things new." It is the 
fulfillment in our generation of that gracious promise 
for which we are all longing and praying. We want a 
revival of true religion in our midst. Only our risen 
I ord can give us this, but as we are privileged to be 
fellow laborers together with God, we may share in 
the coming revival in three very important ways. 
.1. 
To begin with, we need a revival of simple Gospel 
preaching. 

Now when we use the word " simple " we mean 
pure and unadulterated. Some people confuse the 
world "simple" with careless and unthinking; but 
simple gospel preaching is the most difficult preaching 
in the world. Perhaps that is why we have so little 
of it in these days. It presupposes a diligent study of 
God's Word, it implies a definite consecration to the 
call of Christ, and it demands a consecrated reliance 
upon the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. This 
is the kind of preaching which God can bless,- and 
which he uses for the salvation of souls. 



At the present time far too many of our preachers 
are devoting their time to what are known as topical 
sermons: that is to say, they discuss the affairs of the 
day, and give their opinion on current events. There 
may be occasions when this is right and necessary, but, 
if it is carried to excess, it can become a positive 
menace to the church of Christ. We are not called 
upon to discuss current affairs; we are commissioned 
to preach the everlasting Gospel of God's redeemmg 
love for guilty sinners. One peril of this topical 
preaching is that the fundamental facts of sin, right- 
eousness and judgment to come- are neglected and 
overlaid. And yet, they are the three great facts of 
which mankind needs to be reminded. Unless we be- 
lieved in sin, righteousness and judgment to come, 
we should have very little justification in preaching at 
all We have to declare that the Gospel is the power 
of God unto salvation, and that only through the 
atoning sacrifice of Christ can guilty sinners -receive 
pardon, purity and peace. 

Now, it cannot be doubted that a revival of simple 
gospel preaching will be a fitting, preparation for the 
revival. We can go before the Lord and make his 
paths straight. We can create a highway for our God : 
we can sow the good seed, and water it with our 
fears and our prayers, believing that in his own time 
God, in his mercy, will give us the increase and grant 
us a revival. 

II. 
Following this, we need a revival of uncompro- 
mising Christian experience. 

The time has come when we should go back to the 
experience of first century Christians and rediscover 
the secret of their power and joy in Christ's service. 
It is quite clear from a study of the Book of the Acts 
that the early Christians spent much time together in 



prayer They had very little interest in the high 
places of the world. They were not concerned with 
their own advancement, their fame, or their glory; 
they were content to preach Christ crucified and to 
live in the power of his resurrection. We, are con- 
vinced that Christian people must return to those 
primitive standards if they .are to be used as channels 
of blessing to a thirsty world. 

Every watchman on his tower is hound to take 
notice in these days of the terrible increase of world- 
liness among those who profess the Lord's name. It 
is always exceedingly difficult to define worldliness 
and we shall probably ensnare ourselves if we begin 
with definitions or attempt to particularize. Strictly 
speaking, worldliness in a believer is an attitude and 
a spirit The attitude leads to an act, and the spirit 
cultivates a habit. Worldliness is not so much a 
question of the believer going here or there doing this 
or that It is more a question of his attitude to life 
as a whole. If his mind is set on things above, if 
already in this life he is tasting the power of the 
worlds to come, it is certain that he cannot be worldly. 
The trouble is that so many of the Lord's people are 
contaminated by their surroundings and lose the lustre 
of their Christian experience through their constant 
association with men and women whose standards 
are frankly worldly. 

In this connection we cannot be too grateful for the 
persistent and God-honoring ministry of the Keswick 
Convention. Keswick will always be necessary as long 
«s there is any tendency on the part of the Lords 
people to be worldly. Keswick calls us back to firs 
things, and tells us that only a life utterly surrendered 
to the will of God and committed to the highest things 
can be a life that is well pleasing in God's sight. We 
have no right to expect a revival of true religion among 
the careless, the indifferent and the ungodly as long 
as those who profess and call themselves Christians 
are living by worldly standards. 

It would seem, therefore, that in all our churches 
during this winter there should be periods set aside 
for definite consecration and the renewal of the high 
vows made in the long ago. " If the righteous scarcely 
be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner ap- 
pear >" We are persuaded that if all church members 
Lid communicants were to realize afresh that they 
were saved to serve, and that something is expected of 
then, different from the conduct of the unsaved, a 
spirit of readiness would be created for the revival 
which would ensure the permanence of the blessing 
God might give. 

III. 
In the third place, we can share in the next revival 
and be fellow laborers together with God through 
definite, collective and importunate .prayer. 

We look back with wistful regret, and yet with 
thankful pride, to the time when prayer circles were in 
existence in all parts of the country They were .not 
necessarily large, hut they were faithful and devoted 
Little groups of the Lord's people gathered together 
for weekly prayer, beseeching die Lord to pour out 
his blessing upon all flesh, and desiring themselves to 
he channels of his blessing. As far as we are able to 
judge in the majority of cases, those prayer circles 
have lapsed. Is it possible to restart them in the near 
future' We believe that if we could mob.hze the 
forces of consecrated believers in the country, and get 
them earnest and enthusiastic in this great business of 
importunate prayer for revival, our gracious God would 
open the windows of heaven and pour out upon us such 
a blessing that there would not be room enough to 
receive it. 

One evidence of the necessity of importunate prayer 
is the fact that in so many churches (and we fear it 
is true of all denominations) the prayer meeting has 
been abandoned. It is true that in many cases a com- 
promise has been made in the creation of a devotional 
service, but in such cases more importance is attached 
to the address of the minister than to the prayers of 
the people. It is hard to understand how any church 
can justify its existence which does not maintain a 
weekly meeting for definite prayer. We should be 



the first to acknowledge that the preaching of the Gos- 
pel was the first and greatest task of the church of 
Christ but it is not easy to see how such preaching 
can be maintained without the constant and unwearied 
intercession of the Lord's people. 

Sometimes we are haunted by the thought that we 
arc not ready for revival, and that such unreadiness is 
the explanation why the blessing tarries. Indeed, it 
must be said with sorrow that there are certain types of 
professing Christians who do not want a revival, and 
who would be unhappy should it come. Only a re- 
newal of intercessory prayer can remove this blemish. 
Now it is in prayer that we realize most profoundly 
that we are fellow laborers together with God. When 
we pray to him about the lost, we put ourselves in 
line with his purpose. Our sympathies" are one with 
his We become one with God. This attitude makes 
it possible for God to use even the weakest. Even 
those who are sick, afflicted and unable to take their 
part in the warfare can share in this glorious enter- 
prise. Indeed, there is no excuse for a prayerless 
Christian. 

We have drawn attention to these facts on the pres- 
ent occasion because all the signs of our times in- 
dicate that our greatest need is a spiritual revival. 
Materialism is failing on every hand; unrest increases 
at home and abroad. Only as men and women are 
won from selfishness and sin to a life of holiness and 
peace can the will of God be accomplished. We believe 
he is waiting and ready to pour out his blessing upon 
us The unreadiness is with ourselves. Are we willing 
to take our share in the next revival by putting first 
things first, and by resolving to know nothing among 
men save Jesus Christ and him crucified '-Editorial 
in The Life of Faith, a London publication. 




Eld. Daniel Miller Garver 

BY L. A. BOOKWALTER 
The sudden calling of Eld. Daniel Miller Garver from 
ti mc to eternity deserves more tha „ a ^«- 
His father, Eld. Geor B e Garver. who died Apr, *»* 

M a r v Lucas Garver of 
Wayne County, Ohio. His 
mother, Margaret Miller, 
who died Sept. 14, 1918, was 
a granddaughter of Daniel 
Miller, Sr., and Susan Bow- 
man Miller, who emigrated 
from Huntingdon County. 
Pa., in 1804, locating on land 
which was then uncultivated 
forest, west of Dayton. Ohio, 
but now within the suburbs 
of this fast growing city. 
Here thev raised a large 
family whose descendants very largely occupy the Lower. 
Wolf Creek Valley of today. 

schools of that day. The high .de u s 

religion as fostered by the M Guff «r system o ^ 

readers then in use were not lost on Hie y 

By diligence and close apP cat.on to Ml* h^ .__ 

S^£r-"T^S>£5 l never engaged in 
th VcTZ\ married Mary L. Eby, daughter of Jacob 
^Eltabe.h Shideler Eby of Farmers,.! e Oh » Th y 
locl ,ed on a farm within the bounds <g *<*< > ^ 

church. Here they were ^^'J^ t0 he miiu „ ry 
„,e deacon's office ,n June, 1883 and c* t ed ^ ^ 

in March, 1884. Bro. Garver , once «*• ^ e „ d o[ 

with an energy that tollowea 
He did considerable evangel.* ,c ««*,**« 

churches and — point^ Thejara.^ ^ 

daughters and one son^a^mo^Ul^VOUthfull^ 
Here he cont.nued to g :■« « ^ E , ders 

service and was «*"«*»£ *$£ officiating. 
Jacob Garber and John Calv.no s 

In 1895 he became a "™*« "^ £, ° permission. 
Board and for about twenty years with i ^ rf 

g ave service and .nsp.ra .on^ to he horn ^ ^ 

Southern Ohio. During these > ears h.s ^ ^.^ 

T tce ZXSJZ-^ <? "* WOA * Br °' 

(Coa.ioucd o» P»S' *> 



ices 

life. 

weaker 

into the Lower 



44 



Notes From Our Correspondents 

(Continued from Page 3/J 

■i tv.-- & Oln-crs find comm 
, met in conned Dec. 4-_ um^c 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 15, 1927 

i . a iimnrt Tcaearaen as president. 

R .„vule-Thc V. P. »• h " * c C i rf pr «™w. >" »«« to « B ° i ",' ! '.I 

n.-t 31 they gave a Camp Mach. proa ca mp. In spile ol 



Ok.w congregation met in »""'»""' "pi.",' Ella ' Arnold, super- 



j has be< 
ind very b; 



nogiam In which •!>' missionary spirit w» emp » « , ,„„ 

Start the dose ol I eta P"f""^r P Inr CMna. .he to.al being 
Ihildrrn had raised dunng the summer i )h( . morm „g 

K ChrWn.a, program .1 &"'«»»» ' «££., part amounted 
ofDec. 19. The offering taken then « ,1 h he ,n ^ u p| 

t„S70 On Thanksgiving even.. , we bel ™ ,„,, „.„„,„. At.hu, 
The atteudanee was small duetto .^"/^talled in ,„. deacon's office. 

aJrfiswa.'s. D ec » w 

P «„ther Creek church met in counc 1 De c. 19 >s ,,,,„ 

Swftaer in charge. Officers for th '«"?"',„, Elbert Bryan.; 
, W Swi.zer; clerk. Cur.., Mel aiikl . Sunday- school 

-Messenger" >B™. and """.^"t™ .ending »o delegate, lo the 
,„oer.ntendent. Elbert Bryan.. »■ a" (crt „ cc o( ,he Southern 
Sunday-school '"^'^"Vrro Gordo church the las. lb- ■ 
S^Srr £ Pi' y^boo,an L churchy 

^SiS'SoKin'gli.'V:.™. ■» Be, J* pii o| ihc 

Polo church held their Thanksg" TO ((J „„, MC ial side. 

evening being given to ?"°"°" „,, At this time a collection 

E-H - -o^r-ShT The oh„dr Si earned JJ^J-,*- 

„ a public .ale recently. The a) ^>" terbaugh. Polo, HI... Deo. 23. 
,„ November, making SK.-Mrs. Ch " chinB «e,vice 

West Branch church met •" 5«™»> ■'' b tel „,„„„ .iter 

Dee. U. At the noon hour ««ycne M > cr m „,„„a. 

which officer, lor the year were «'«^% * s s . mu „. Also Bro. 
among them being our pastor and «K» h „. ho , e cfforl! 

*"• V»\id°°.s."k= S^d.7«S.--Mr.- S. C Brantner, Polo, 

Si!. Deo i. , N D1ANA 

■i t, n 1 Officers and members of the 
^^mittee, ::„ C e "c"hos.„ for lb? coming year. The «r,..r 

■ school is progressing nicely *° •» .h " „„;,,„ , ime , h ey collected 

gram was rendered hy ,h c h, Mr en J. ^ ^ ^ „„„„„. 

in the money earned during me , 

i, ,„,aled SM-Sarah Kinder, Arcadia, Ind., Jan ^ ^ 

Bethel Center.-A very pleasing "^""tlTe junior., i„,ermcdiate,, 
li.tlc folk bad a splendid part a, well I as in. 1 ^^ by our 

young folk, and older or,..- Tta. »™« ie „,„, T he 

faithful «b»n««r, Strto A Ihe Karen, an ^ ^^^ 

w"r„° Mating Bro. Car. Wentz being our prcsident.-H.rher, 
M ^' ',!:'k" 'ehur;h , mc° d 'in J = a o''unei l Dee. ... Brethren Shr.ck and 

granl.d. Church officers were elected. b.s«t o. ^ 

fhe undersigned, church correspondent A „e , "^ ^ ^.^^ 

_K,„c, Starmar.. Auburn I»d., D« »• ^ ibe y „ r 

E "'?,'rt Cat " ' « • Id elder: Bro, John Schwann. 

s.^^«»rs £c" sirs 
fp^s^?r-^.rSepoT^^ 

and prayer. The : »«« wee ^ ^ a |<jng Wb 

^"^-Q^k .-art sysir- s? 

;7u^5™ P"«»& .P».-Mr,. Bank, Light. Howe, Ind., 

Schrock P' taid,n B- " L ! T , Mi „ ion Board retains the position of 
and church was effected ine 1 11- Sunday- 

v.'- in.niiing and which elicited many comment, ol praise Irom tne 
' = S-^ W»S B\r r^^'hoyst 

growmg spiritually and we lee. ,.». lb. «^™'J' .^'^^ 
' d "f^ !U „ra"ng"mpre"r„:Tuch h :; ...rwork'Teing done by the 

^SS»"*teli: For. Wayne. lud.. Dee. 25. 
Kokomo ehureh me, in eoun.il. Dec. '^•^^J^S^. 

v^.i, nn ioo on very nicely with a good attendance. Dec. £i we 
bap'iaed "'man Sw-L. year, =1 age.-Mrs. Gay S.einer, Kokomo. 

'MidltwT.-Bro. Alldredge preached for u. }"\^J/"JJ.^ 
7irklc in the evening. We began our Christian Workers meeting 
"Z elected officer, for the Sunday-school. We "•*•"« 
tub the new ouarterhes and think they are the be,t we have had 
«, We treated the childten at Christmas time. Bro Wm. Dillon 
preached two Spiii.-filled s.tmon , „, the four b S und.^Wu 

brethren.-Florid. J. E. Green. Middle.own, Ind., J 



a SAT! 's.r FC:^£' ; ^^=^ 
sr4Jg a sife^^ 

and morning church service 104, nil ■ Gilbce-t St.nebaugh, 

On account ol the dines, oi our pas "'• ,,„, „„ d ,|,e eon,- 

Uierc were no preaching scivkcs J »""i/ y .irength (or future 
mittee granted him »» » January •» 8 ■ « '; officc „ Dec. 7 

work The election of church and su .a. Goehcnour, 

"ulied in Ru.se. Cripe b N ™«/£,"pe chu'rcl, co'rrespondenti Den,, 

saEi.%SKS« v»"S±°»» c T mu.™ D rrandnh; 

Dec. 2J. a pageant. As ""•"'= ", „„i ce8 for the coming year 
year wa, held Dec. '\^''°"'"n £,'£.■. nuar.erly and annur' 
will be the same as last year 11 i ^ d , u „ 



, n ,i ,-„ Inwa An offering 

^ i t.t d s:n t r ASS-fuii/t^ Bt. «jjs 

°, etfde t oi Ml. Morris College, came to u, vtlt ^ .P« „ hi ,„ 

Though .he wca.he, was d»»l>~bh MM =•«_« „„ „. T ,,e 
The Christina, program «- «™ i ™'. lu „ d ,,„d this was increased 
children raised SSI for the C ....a miJ Ki „„ nL .i, Sheldon. Iowa, 

to $11)8 at the time oi th. 



29. 



be the same as last year. he J» f ^^ „d eight 
ST-fif .°'"» d "^' C m:mb.rr D a r . rf pr , e.e„,--U,,i.n A. Hufford, 
^'Wb^oo^ .. he, »r Homecomiug. ^.- C We, 

Nov 17 our young folks gave a father and sonj am, ^ fo|]<s 
Jfty. When our Thank.B.vmg offering » ^ yol ,„ B „„,,„, 

gave $30. We feel that we en ibe vew P ,„„!erly council. 

who number about twenty. Dee. " « J ""„„ w ,„ cr McConnell. 
Officers lor the cominC : yea. : WOT CJ „ Sunday-school sl.per- 

clerkl correspondenl. Si-t r »■ ' „„;,„„ Workers' hour we 

i„«„dent. Bro. Jess Spaou Duriog ;< ^ rf Acts ,„„, „ d 

ErBrfS^M^c^Ua^og^n^^r^ 

S£ £ e «1ou,b Wh...e,-I.d jan^ ^ 

1 cr»1erZro 1 ^^=' , p^ 

elected for the coming year, uro , purchased more 

■■ Messenger ■■ agent and «°™P™£t*,iug CQuapmenl. The Sisters' 
Aif^r^et^'^Sng^.i^riJ-^SS 
I'^Xk'S bt%££n, Miss»n Boarded. jj^^ 
young people gave a tnrisin . i Tuesday evening we bad 

World Builder Crusaders. On tie Mh™"» , ,„ S „,„. J,„. 2 we 

our Chtis.ma, program lor '>" >"'^'> Sl „,,,.. „ hoo , B i r l s united 
reioiccd wh,„ the lather of th ee ol ■ our » u . onJer 

with the church. Our eburel it; proere, TO ^ ,.„,,. CLrd c, 
,hc leadership of our- pastor, Bro. Leroy 

Wabash. Ind., Jan. 3. officers for the coming 

W.waJ.. Church met in Council »«,--.";„,„,,„, f the 

,ea, were elec.ed with *", G »J» „",„«. Program, interclihg 

rawSs^w* w rrr >u 3 The wtaing 

" M■•^^cni^er correspondent, tditn Aimtr, sui Miller 

department! Eld. I. B. Book was reelected elder. B 0. J. H JfMjr 
held a week's meeting »"™™XrTO wat taken lor th. General 
g„e a Chnstma. prograu, oud an offer, 0^ ^^ Ja „ . j 

Mission Board. The obdorer. gave »9 r Sunday-school attend- 

whieh amounted to almost S*- "° r ?" r J ' Manchester Ind., Ian. 2. 
ance for 1926 was 113 -Edith Fran,,. North Manchester, inu 

IOWA 

<^T StfJSJ. „ere C ,'dd^ .e! 8 ,^^^,!; h^ ic,^"a^ 



, In 



. 28. 



Mt. Pl«u»ut chu,ch me, in council Dec. 11. The church decided 
. ,,,. VhTTnvelnne system to raise their budget during the following 
"/ear" ^o DavhT ^'uler wa, ehosen elder, Bro Rusaell H.nawa,,, 
'■Messenger'' agent and the writer, correspondent. The Sunday- 
«£. .having Sf*-,.---JrE »«■ "vS" -k £SL£. 

seventee'n day,. We felt that he accomplished much good among 
,h„. einTerested in our church and we know the membership was 
benefited ""hi, inspiring ,ermo„s.-M„. E. J. Wi,dem.». Bourbon. 
Ind.. Jan. 3. - 

New Hooe.-Dec. 24 a splendid program wa, given by -the young 
peopTe anrchildren under the direction ol Sister Maudie Murphy. 
Th Ve w,r, .one, eaercisc, and recitations and the young men , 
choru, rendered 'a special number. The program was greatly 
"ioyed by lb. large audience, sueh program, are a tea m.p.ral.on 
and help to ihe church-Catharine Smellier, Seymour, Ind., Jan. 3. 

„ „,,„Our Christmas exercises were held Dec. 26. Last Sunday 

H,o Frank Eeplogle ol Mulberry gave a new year addre,,. Meat 
"unday we will have a special program. Bro. Gran. Wagoner ,«,1 
Talk on public wo„hip, and in the evening we will have our first 
CWiau Workers' meeting in the new church, and the first one 
lor over a year-Mrs. E. J. Houmard, Pytmont, Ind., Jan. 5. 



the church platform and the Aid presented us w. ^ ^^ 

for the same. P™ Ghn " m " bl ^f,"° 1 background lor '.be pageant 

ticipated. Brother and S„ter J. 1- smttn no, . n . 

w.„k here- they are very earnest workers. A new year p > 
wa, g ien by M,. and Mr,. Ed. Smi.h at which a pol luck suppe, 
w" served -Mr. Irene Bowman. Muscatine, Iowa. Jan. 1. 

^SMSS^HliptErl 
S? cS! gs i,.™. No. 21 and c,o,ed^«c. . ^ -re^v.reil 
;"[y SZttJZSZ PrraCed'on iutetesting topic, and revived a 
,ov= for Christ within us by his .borough eapl.ua, or, of he W o^ d 
of God. A, ,he beginning of each service we were led ... .one 

StflSA Se Shurermett-couneu' ^uS^TEg 
arnoun ed to S»3. The following major officers were elected, church 
clerk Sister B. Clark; Sunday-,chool superintendent. Bro. 1 rank 
rri's; Chri.tian Worker,' superin.endcn,. S„.e, Cora Harru , ., he 
writer "Messenger" correspondent; president ol Sisters Aid Society, 
Sister Stella Brower.-Law.ence A. Clark. Ottumwa, Iowa, Jan. 3. 

„,„,,,„ rreek church met in council Dec. 16- Officers for the , 
d,l,™e* celi^e, rflhc church were elected. Sunday-school sup.,- 
inf.no™, is Home, L. M.ssam.r; Chris.i.n Workers' prejtden, 
D F Walker. The church decided ,o pay our quota to Mt. Morris 
?„d Bethany school, a, decided a, District JtaUn,. Oj^ta ri of 

we i t,"c,, e ,t C d''tne 1 me\-, l in d g. a B,. Minni'ch Irom Elgt'and Bro. 
uiahauch from Chicago were the principal speakers and they gave 
h or".* L age, ,o both old and young. Wc enjoyed the con- 
lerencc very much and hope ,.c may have more of thcm.-Emma 
Long Scholes. Adel, Iowa. Jan. 3. 

Prairie Ci,y.-We me, in council Dec. 11. S.s.er J. »;»""«'!" 
rrelee.ed Sunday-.chool supcin.enden, o lb. mam school. Sister 
Clara Bowie, pre.id.nt of the Christian Worker,. Bro. C. A. Look- 
ingbill ol Nevada w„ he,. „c.n,ly and gave a splendid •mpcrance 
lecture. Sister Katie Buckingham passed her seventieth bn Inlay 
"mctimc ago and a .urprise was planned for her and her huaband, 
Fid W I Buckingham, at the home of her son, where members 
oi, he church and friend, to the number ol eighty gathered to spend 
ihe evening. This worthy couple who have .erved our ehureh here 
lor many years received a large number ol gifts— Mrs. J. B. Bowie, 
Monroe, Iowa, Jan. 3. 

Salem -We have recently enjoyed a very helpful, uplifting occasion, 
namely, a missionary pageant. It was a very impressive serv.ee and 
was a sermon in itaell. The children gave a wonderful program and 
i„ , very impressive way gave ib.ir money lo the work ,,, China 
The children were commended for their came,, effort, as they were 
given a little over S-4 last spring and with .hi. investment hiough 
nark S74 55 One thing we must not overlook-the children gave all 
their earning, and kep, back nothing for sell. On, supenn.enden, 
gave Ihe adul, division a chance ,o help ,he fund along and the 
collection amounted to $98.63. We met in busine.s session on New 
Year's Day. Bro. Homer Caskey was chosen elder for another year. 
We have an active Sisiers' Aid Society. We conducted a Christmas 
food sale which netted a nice sum ol money. Jan. 2 Bro. Ca.k.y 
cave us a wonderful sermon on the sublet. Set tour Minds on 
Thing. Above.-Mrs. Cl.as. J. Wray. Prescott. Iowa, Jan. J. 

Sheldon^Our fall love feast was held Nov. 24 with Bro. J. E 
Rolsion officiating. On Thanksgiving Day we ■»■ favored Willi a 



KANSAS 

i„.t reoort our work for the coming year 
Fdcn Valley.— Since our lasi ,.po. .^,„,i n ,,d an installation 

„" reorganized. Church officer, were ehtcted and » ^ ^^ 
service conducted by our pastor Our budge t ■ . Thanks- 

e"pe se, and mission, is almost lully ."'"fcti-Ma, "Bering oi $14.05 
ghing offering ol $20.07 was luted, .ho • C hr si n . » g 

to, he needy. Bro. Eb, BWnt ""J"^ ™. ""a visil from such 
„« a splendid, hclnlul message ,.,b e.en, ^ ^ ^ 

Schcs a ;iu"rf "t^iv s "as-S* ^"fi."" 
:s«d'"Te^L„ l££^:^-w:^ 
K'-oZc,,.:: ~rs f ;^ z£%£&zrz 

,he spirit of the Chr.st was upheld .no e. ^ ^ ^.^ ^ mf 
arc planning nnw lo make c-aa 
„;„/— Pearl D. Brandt. St. John, rvans.. m,. 

King, lean u u.„;„l nff wc gave a musical program. Hie 

Hutehin,on.-On l,..,,l,-k it • ™ ' . department gave 

Sunday morning following C «... n s , „ e ,„, 

a splendid progn.m lo a crowded houae, an, vo c i,„aclcrs. 

the pageant,- The Heavenly Host. ™." evening so wc repeated 
All the' people could no. ge t.n . ^ ,, J™ hefo. are progressing 
it the lollowing night- Our church anil - < oor Uj , rcpor , 

eK^^JBS Sd™ r«elaimed.-Sadie Harris Lueke,,, 
Hutchinson, Kansr, Jan. . .,«..« Officers for the new 

y r a"" EloerTNro" iff £* %f ^2^ 

lEirs: x far ^hj-.-ss stress 

ttJK&~J£S2£Z& J. W- Gorhu... Law- 

' W^huX 'nur/b me, in -^-^i Srch 
presiding. The officers lor he con ., u y tar »e c ^ ^ ^ !eod 

decided no, 10 have any C_ h "«"" J . ",' , c ,„„!„„ .mounted lo 57.30. 
„,e offering ... k »« » J' »j'« J^,^ ami painted which all - 
The Lad.es' Aid had the enurcn reue Rena K||nBJ ha! 

„!;r;"c c ,..%'r , es'i.e„, E or;hrXid.-M„. m^ »* »*«* 

Kan,, Dec. 2!. MARYLA ND 

M..«ow.Br»cb church met in -ucil Dec.^ w.th Eld. Wrn.^E- 
Roop prcs.d.ng. One letter was «• ^ h . pfi Ml. The mat.er of 

fellowship, one by letter ami o Westminster churchhouse was 

,h. needed improvement, for the »J. ^ ^^ ; „ 

deferred lor lurthcr considcralion at a spu-" 1 ' Bro. M. R- 

', , , t ,',, house Jan 9. All commiUe 2™~»*J™£, "J ,^,-W. E. 
Wolfe is expected to hold our series 
"'""" Westminstejl «' n ^^; ita , s „„day..c„o.. and all church 

h„d ,he pleasure ol heartng : a sp lend d pr g a ' s „„ d „ 

ol Blue Ridge College. A fine Christmas p rogr b in . 

al.ernoon, Dee. 26. and our pas tor Br o Ro , Mill. .* ^ 
teresting talk. A real Curn*™' °" > , cojoJ , „,. 

which ha, fillys.a member, a f »"»«' A ^„.,, ,„„, thc following 
chicken and goose dinner. Gifts were '«. C h ris ,ma,: Men). 

S!hle 1 'c^, C &|«£S?^on h Se^ G?y£ 

rB. s oSri,x^r s £rght^ 

Semper. JLTSX'l-ilSrl; -b tho„gh.iu.nes,.-E,a B. 
Cartee, Boonsboro, Md., Dec. 29. 

MICHIGAN 
n„ttl. Creeh-We are now looking forward to greafer service than 
cattle is-recK. .it "•*- ■- . , _:. v The new base- 

—."SK, £ Se„ L .y''iVX k o,rcomp,e , ,el C '!r-,vi.l probably he 
read, for "ded.ca on fe March 1. We have long looked lorw. d to . 
^imYwhtn we would have . room I. -- oda o r^Sun dM 
prtr^au-h^r^^o^nt^our^ld^^ 
X:IX::,^ B^'MorlirVeSe, , superintendent * memhers 
f ,h = I t '";;r^rt" r weB Cr ple"ed w» The' work tha, had been 
cSS'shed.' Bro. J™"?. Miller, our pa.tor has , lone tiery effic. e„, 
work acting a, builder and «»"" ,or ', or D a" ol ," r Vear Bro Ever, 
council Bro. Culler was «£•>•««««, J,™ '* ScfUiAd. Weisel 

SS^?. tSl,, * wr i«; °'™^ .ml'ap^ia'.r^r 

St rworl.^Bla^rArnc.r^a^ieek.'ilieh.. Jan. 3. 

- ■ .:,... ,.,-,0 licld which was well .it- 

Brethren-A Thanksgiving s.r vice wa. h W m . ss|on 

=£ Vt e S^ A «o| g«-— ."^ 

bf IS chdur™ ai°„hf £'^» = i£ I U S BE" ^e^ 
Sg't r CS™.^ M-i.n C X,r'rS ^,9 making . total 
of S.S7..9 for -.^rmosTTS memu'ra'prefent. Our young 
peop^hf"""^ .Jc.cbing achc.1 were home -J*-*,- 

enjoyed the service Witn us, "«■ * weather does not 

rff,e,%'^i , „ce E ;rou^,'^T."\" a S ny he grear.,..n..-Mrs. Chas. 

Forror. Brethren. Mich., Jan. 3. 

Crysia, church me, in council Dec. .8 wi.h Bro t /^Igr™ 
presiding Bro. Floyd Bollmger wa.r « «»V Letd ,o'r ano.her year 
St iVtnc-cnildren ^ f *, 7^^" »{ 
SSySS.t'S p7=-H,.,ie B. Witter, Crystal, Mich . ,„ 1. 

vvr.be T .M SrSC'S".:"^ ?6 P Bro. B C,a„dc Trombley preached 
r„. in .he -t^haiW-.r^.-H.roirChrSr KeiJc™ ', 
S^^^n^o-L::,^''^ subject ™, The ^rac^slic, o ^ 

KSjJSi ^t'wSr^^.nIs^°pSk^ra^"RS. "mu"! - 

Homesteod -Bro. J- D. Rose and wile and son oi Brethren came lo 
,1,,, Thurch No- 7 and preached sialeen splendid gospel sermon, 
Hc'ia a fine preacher and deals ,u. .he trutb .0 ho. b .a,,,, and s.nn. 

W =, ou'eol m'enihcrrailend".. ^'^^^T^^. 

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,„J his wife-Jacob Slonikcr. Benronio, Mich.. 



jrk for 



program 

chosen lor Urn year; J- I- *"' ' ou „ B ,;„ pk „i five churchcs- 
Cha, John™, ttu.fce. Dec, » '* > « ' v „ ub „rg_held an all- 
Shepherd, BodnBT. Oj*. » •JJKfc ol Lansing, superintendent o! 
„ a , meeting here « « ■' *J "'°« CouncU ol Religious Edu- 

tlic young people " division °! "" C S..„ Lurches represented deeded 

«-"• J'"' 3 ' MISSOURI 

Adrian church hcl.l it. bu ' i,,c " || "7, C '',''.f l 'xenny Lamb's; "Me.- 
... elected elder lor .he year; chUrcl , Clerk, Ken, y ,„,„„,,, 

scngcr" agent and «"/<•<*£££■ ^ " We decided not to have 
board was continued lor another >'"■ ' 0m Sunday school 

Star? w"re' i cl"en"wi, J h Ken„7 Landi,, superintendent-Ruth L. 

&-*£■ ass ts sr v-**: ,«- y^s 

(east at which forty-one communed. As . "»»" ^ ,,„;„,, 

effort nine yoong people confessed Christ end eight w J 

Dec. 19. Our Sunday-ectool tendered e Chmtmeepr^ ^ 

night, Dec. 26. .he U ,., Art has ^.^ „ 

meeting local expenses. u 

Dec " S ' NEBRASKA 

End.,..-Jan. , proved a «■* ^J^^^^SS 

Mn , \"nrtaW A in'g°c"n,ied.hc togram. Many interesting reso 
Music atnl speaKTOB c« i fi )na(Je at our recent 

S3 -JS. •• "« - - accomplishment,-.-.,, Wine, 
Waune.a, Nehr., Jan, 3. ^^ 

i , el, met in council Dec. S. We reelected Sunday- 
Black Swamp einr, u. ". ™^ s0pctin ,e„deof. W. made 
school officer, w I, Bro people's classes 

some changes in Ihe school > un S ej The yo!J1 , g 

and dividing the beginners class and maKing 
people's class is planning to organize 



„ of the scholars have 
eh„re°h during the year. The total offering in- 
Been added to. the ctarc* during , e > ^.^ WJ1 
eluding the home dep.r.rn , • «« "» ",„* ,„ c ,„„,. ,hare plan. 
Si,;- „T,bse„ d . Sin,' the year and reeved pr.ee. We 
had a program Christmas . .« .of ~'»- ';, * B c „ risM „ W „rkrr,' 
offieers'Sec 2. wi.'l" Bro Leo ""go. prcsident.-Mrs. Ascnath Baker. 

H^^%^^«|«^3n? S 

i,h B,o. Ernes. S.ppl. ^ ™=™»»/™ ,„ ^.chins foWng Our 
League meet each Sumias cve.m,. B r weeks im- 

pastor give, an object sermon to the eMdren every ^^ ^ 

media.e.y »'«'' S "°J »>"^„g "act Thursday evening will. Bible 
Teaeher-training Class meeting earn mothers and daughters' 

study and W» "«X • .4 »- and .he Aid Socie.y 

.^irt 'r^^o'yeif sl "»* ■- - : 

gSTS^ S'tLf lor .he SuIX-school.-Mary S. Carr. 

7'^f ik £,SKife ^.hfr^s^g"^^!^; 
elected Sunday-school »>■!■■ '.'""' ',,.,„,„ a „d S, O. Wilcox were 
Bro. J. P. Hornish. eder. »■»»*» "^ Di , nonl , and Esther 
chosen delegates to District Hi. timr „ ac ,,ing for u. the 

Pa, "mon" -E b r S^"dSm«. Ohio. Jan- 3 
'C. ehurcl, n,c. in eounci. Bee. ^J**™^ |» ^ 

Sootx, 5rsitfas &^ ?£&£•£&■ 

Fr^SC£^nsr&SefbL^^ 

'° F ^rU eburch mc, in council Bee 1 wi.JiEhL a ^J-JS 
sirtinK New officers (or the year were eiec " u " . Workers' 

Srle 8 DullT -"^"t" 1 ' 0°nr'n,«mtT h r, y h„ C sen ! r .he "un";. 
StaVd A ^Sy'rning°|eT,he^b,e^ 

- -=£™io^£:i^^-= 

„.' our pa.lor. J. K Sk™ber,y.-Mrs. L. E. Dukes, Fos.oria. Ohio. 

the children an illustrated talk on How Chin. s= Children ^ Do Uu 
paslor. Bro. H. M. Coppoek, gave a very inspir.i.io, al """»»»" "^ 

=„!"n?™'p,e^rnour- 3^^^ J £ 

s as.* rf=r- ir.Tsxu, 

was lake,,, i .. . i preached seventeen gospel sermon, 

fS vv r r c"e V ; "praT.";r.'nd e upi..i»g. Bro. Shank ^^.g"" 
visited i„ practically every home ,,, .he ^^iJ^lu^'l 
lha. were bap.,ie,l and the one . e. Lorn, I on, ^ 

ened greatly through h,s earnest labors, the clu n let , dl 

Dee. 16. The lollowing officers were elee.ed, ,. X '^" K ",; ln .S. 
school superintendent; H: II. Coppoek. prcsuJ liu ehler re, la ; ng 
L. A. Bookwal.er who ha. served us »""'"'' .• or ., , in „' 1) '| results, 
various committees gave yearly reports showing ,„»,?. K-irns is 

^J°L°",^Xt '.l.e ;t,1verer.ev"SS cUs'tm^f « 

,\,Q was very bi.hoj, k. ^ re:,,,,,,,, wi,| be their president lor 

lo sick and shu.-in folks. Ceo K.nlell will oc , . 
( .he coining year. The Royal Bible Class has just bnisneo tneir 
year payment in the China share plan to the Mission Board. The 
children gave a very interesting Christmas program Dec. 19. after 
which we lilted an offering ol ?26.S0 for .the Mission Board.-L J- 
Coy, Tippecanoe City. Ohio. Jan. 3. 

New Phdadelphi. church mc, in council Dec. IS wi.h Efd Edw 
Shepler presiding. Officers were elcc.ed for the eom.n, yeaj, he 
(u.ure look, bright and we hope ,o aceomphsl "'ore ,„ 1 9.7 tlnan 
ever belore. The Sunday ,cho. under he able '™J»^,~ 
T W',y™ entg D il !to "hit.' Oil. service wa, used. The 
° iri, o giv-iig was manifest in money, groceries, etc. The B . n- 
hur • £ istSs «f Danville rendered a musical program on Tuesday 
„ur> ais.ers 01 u .nrhence. Two have been baptne.1 since 

ourTali fepor, -Mr, Befsic'uoy.r, New Philadelphia. Ohio. Jan. <■ 
a^-^r^-Sr^urr^s'SndteSbl,^^ 

thirteen by baptism. A pageant entitled Joylul Voice, was rendered 
by the church on Christmas eve. Following the P'OS™ » «'« 

mi' mS^w-k. ^T^j-.w^sraAT—^s 



i „^ c,,-,!,,. Nov 29. presented 
,i„ Jfi. "SO ["L'bTused Tor ;e S en\fen^oi.et P w..k in 
Chma-Ml" cUc Mulligan. Th.rnvil.e. Ohio, Jan. 2. 

Poplar Cove ^^'^^"u. T'Sfk.^'.u^inS"" 
for the coming year were elected «»»■ d „ at Manchester 

The church tarnished a room ,n the new *'""'" 0c , 31 a „j 

mis.tnCVonr^r'ica.Vcc.n.iy told - ol Uvei ; -»** 
Dec 26 a special missionary offering of $J! was 

u -v. nt Hirtville was with us and at botli morinni, •"'« ■- " 

SvH^d^^ries^a^rc^arcoSir^ 
*ondi.io„, .,'d'»e°eds in the foreign held, Dec * we had » n- 
teres.ing program of Christmas songs and re, at on, b ,h e e h 

^«~r^;urtSu™ D e^^ 

r t e«H. = ^ atienda ^ ^ f^ 5=S 
ot the ii-e. ciicr.. »■.-, e Q church met in 

SK' Dec.-°fr g The' ^."frnpiS^. item of hu.ine.s ... the 

choosing of an elder in place C Bro Eh M^ Carve . now c-i saerjd 

memory. The choice of the •*™£>™ ™*' "„,«,„. very much 

r^H't^bisT^ ^ SSmS'pro^ 

our pastor and wile Dee. 22 and gave them a Christmas shower and 

Mrs Wm. Miller, Tippecanoe City, Ohio. Jan. 3. 

... -,-.. u..«i, m .-t ... council Dec. 16. Church and Sunday- 

JEPJSS wer.tleeled.'> d E. E -uml.ug^an^ Bro.U.,, 

""' FFifB'f kuoebSeristo^upe'tSenden^ 
^SSefwaf ap^.ed'io^wo.h the young P^-«- 

.he young people rendered • '"* ' "" i^I ,',"" i C e T to 31 .he 
which a liberal offering was taken for n ,., ion ^ 

iS spir?taa°*,eStSy!% ^e, S^i- ^-e*-. 

P™' SST'-'SSJ? g"7us Tf-irr-lng' .2l!*« b,^' problems, 
lerry isonre Wcl , gcr „[ North Manchester, Ind., one of our 

Ian. i i*ro. .lv l. \»s-isjss,i x. -, rt .... c^rvu't'-i anil 

ISB^^S New-^Lr'r^^strE^ien.'wes. Milton, 



instructive and the service, ol the teacher, have been great y ap^ 
predated Dee. 2! a splendid Christmas program ■"'""",.' 
the eve, iorT consisting ol reci.a.ions. special songs, dialog,. e.c. 
Dee. » D o' ChCer pfoyer ol Paradise. Pa., conduce ^rf'"'"^ 
service with an appropna.e sermon on the sub.ect ol Christmas. 
Gertrude E. Shirk. Ephrata, Pa.. Dec. 31 



Jan. 3. 



OKLAHOMA 



Big Cr«k church me. in council Dee 16. OBeer. w«o decled for 

Sri™iaf S.S ^Sl,:Srew"SerSl tZ Argabrigh, 
'■ Messenger » agent; corresjionden.. the write r An _.«» « o 
52615 rn"^ [""which toe". • m i.°fona"Xin% P oiV»5 was 
S r^'Lalie? AS^oceeTy "elected officers. Si.le; - Ahhie Pote 

S^rTdareee^...' Tb^ed ha^'pledge'd'^'o ^S^ 
51M on o«; pastor', salary lor .he present year.-Beulab Fern Kute... 

R '^,,' ° k „u«rmet'in council Dee. .9 wi.h Eld. Talhelm in charge. 
Church office were «ScSd to. 'the ensuing- yea,. Bro. Talhelm being 
reelected elder- Bro. Alva Loshb.ugh, .rus.ee; Bro. E E Dat.s 

rVwolt and "-"""lave ; noved aw„ and are missed very 
i k-^.h' i^ tiers were Erai.ti.d. We were nappy iu nays. 

0-»-' D~. 28. PENNSYL VAN1A 

, , , i , cip. „f meetings Nov. 7 at the Chiques 
Chiques church started a series ol nm t>ni>. c van K elist. 

^on-.rt.fd . tve're SW 2S ."Toniy^i Tue'sda/ eve- 
La^-SSlnl Biram Eshelnian of «J. Wes, Creen Tree .ongre- 

iVrstoou-fo-rCnrS; ^e^nd^y -school sch^.r, were hap.i.ed 
£en' : m^irSuS .^"3^ '^ 1 lS>| U ». B. 
Cnde nperin.enden, of Chiekie. Hill Sunday-sch ool; H^heyZW 
superiiltenden. for Ml. Hope; M. B. Cnde, presu knt^.l he Ch mtmu 
Worker,' Society; Siste'r Kale Zug. president of the Sisters 
P C Geih. Manhcim, Pa.. Jan. t- 

rod.™, hureh me, in council Oct. 18 a, the Shrewsbury house 
£l ! l=^Ke,,™0°rl renioyc/o 
K ""I-" '^'FHe's'B. Y'l.igSrMicS^rVney 1 :^^ 
!ir=> ^rl^r^teniper-ce S" p'^s^ ^ 

schools, icoy e, , Buffe.unyer ol Windber. opened a 

F&TWZSL TLSXLSS ;. ^--g -« -« 

"• ^SW cJ , "S„e^ S p:S!„g. D Eld' 6 ,. W^r 
ISsTS pretn^'" Oiir^iiday.^hool officer, w re elected »,„,. 

f 8 "' "n'd^; ,h"e P "'e",I™g C o f 'bee" a the SooWeodercd aVLis.ma, 
;™ B rU^A°mo% Huffed. Bareville. Pa. Dec. 28^ 

. r, c n,„ r P FUis of Hunt ngdon, Ta.. delivered a 

*t.'» SpiS.";-.^ y°o„„ H g.me„ E 's Bible class on .^ 

5K J 1 " »«* E.li, G S 'a« aTa!k"o"„ H .::'". SJSlTS 
Vu-ut^eS'anrthf ILrV ,he evening -J*™ « 

°V ^h" 'mm^.uT'in'idS:"^ r,"e'c n hu P : r ch S m; , r' 1 in"c C ou"" 
glad to have bun in our _«i. is received. Aid Sociely and 

Jo P 1„rnun1 ^-1,^ Sv^e'Sllefh; 
Sehlosscr and Harry Nies, who witn tneir w reappointed 

service ami ndv, i Tlil.lc Extension Course rendered a 

members .ol the class .,, the B'bte^ Ld continued lor sixteen 
program ... the »"""°™ oI ,_,.,,„„„. instructor for the Book o 
weeks. Uio. "atnan . Eliaabethlown, leacbee ol 

p',';'c'b h o"gy. a were B p re,e I „,. , This f.urse ha, bee. very i,„.re,„ng and 



SSf^JST A[ «M£y n .,e o Pn^ lumor ami 
intermediate group, mce wi.h •" »"c """;° oan „ „, irom „ven,y 

:. o ;^Vt'e'°.,'i, p r, p :,T„"i,:;i .o brpreTn. .. »„e «, .h,, : 

SiSS & see the cthusia.n. JJ was ,he wr. te ^rrvde^ to 
,' AS: ™".." B E. J ,hcr ^wilar'^.h'e^o'rganirer £ leader „, theee 
"~«d "".h' some E5-iS" £. ^K" -'« "»• -" "' "ft 
SU3 hVwSn y 'na 8 d'SXirSeTvety % the pas, week 

hoys now a student at Juniata LoLKgc. "" • , . .- soc ; cty . 

pla ce in the spiritual life to the inspira on eived ^SA 

His subect was Reproducing Jesus Uinst ana » w » 

address— Frank P. Jester, Ccrmantown, Fa„ Jan. o. 
, t. i mn minir service was conducted on Thanksgiving Day 

=~H'S'S:sri| 

school. The churcn me, i Eleven were received by 

""t'neaic O^'' Mess", e^' age," having resigned, ihe eorrespo.d- 
r„,wa, apposed in her' stead 8 The church will lift an ..«» 
e°ery Sunday morning service hereaf.cr Two deacons were ekcled. 
Wal.'er llashman and Henry Pa.ehe, ,'»»»"»"'» ,^Vm tin', toe 
and .heir wive, followed the noon meaL Bro^ Nathan i . 

a, elder having expired he was again reeiec.eo ,o 
Recenily ,he church was newly papered and new light, put in, 

:™ 8 Ne b :-,£ ^^^^rSSs 

5™ We arc very thanklul for their liberality. ™ c """"'S 

fhV n^Ter'isXff S S^Perry S a^ a„d u Bran d dt, 

iwo ministering brethren with their lam.i.es m v 
recently -Martha Z. Eckert, Lebanon, Pa.. Dec. iB. 

Lexuxt Grove.-N'ov. 28 our church met in council with Eld Jerome 
Enough presiding. Ogoer. were ^ed «, *£«£»; »~^; 
elder; clerk, D_ C. Ribhklt. »es se g . . B „ tob ile, 

correspondent J"»mbcr, we hose',, on ih. Sn.nee, pastoral and 
John Iterkubili.-. ftlemDers were mu. -rviianlrsfrivinaT eve- 

nine .ind the offering ol V was scui w «-->*; Th- fifFerinc 

T '- s r^" "^L„r;va7 d p,Led n i, p r\™m° e o.ifdin7Ld pff Thi 

Sies' Aid°do?,.e*; vlS, '« IS tand.-Ra.ph N. Fyock. Johnstown. 

Pa., Jan. 4. T ., 

Lo,t Creek eongregalion met in council a. ^"''"'""Jf.^.^g 

o;^:,i hn.lv r,..iufsteil that al members dress in a manncir u" 

an average »"«™»" " rcn , iri „g „1 ,he church dining room and 
~ 3M-fftTii!SKS c^ureh-cmet 

I \\ A.,r «.w.val services at Dunkertown this year. Bro. Edw. Straw 
fwiTtisSy-school superintendent. A comm,lt« was 

Marsh Crck church - 1 <-«^'^^JS 'S"™. m"^ 
We expect to ^« Jjj/"^" Sed T locaTsSy-sehool Board 

C S: r ^ S t council r . e H. ci Our elder ^o^,.^ 
-a,,!' SSL."? sSa£^ Xc^L, S . Bro. Pafob Jonc, 

'7„ C dY ,,h°n",a P v7rT. ..«= TlL Prince ol Judah.'and on Sunday 
adult division gave a cania a, program, cnd.ng 

evening the primary dep nunt '"dercd Chlistmas offering 

ESS oi^e C e!rn"aL", d jno.'^obergerf New En.crprise. Pa.. 

^otLwn^Sinee -he las, report we ^J-J*S«g 
meetings. A brass quartet ™ ™» 6 . lock „ ilh a g„„d attend- 

szTCJTsa";*- g ?tare»,:r,ai»n;e„ c . hr wir: 

eleven Bibles and ten Robe, Raike ^ ""'"" ma ki„g fortyiour 
perfect attendance and ^'"^Va^vV™ VcS church and 
with good attendance, tin oesv Vernon Slawter. was 

Sunday-school officer,. Our paslo, »!*,.» <j™« ; (or 

elected lor f,ve year. Bro Fred Rups,^ w a^Jeele^ ^ 

S,. y X'ba'. e bui,. u„ .be primary ^-^^"tyel" 
reelected and given an ass.slant. Alter , he »°»°"» Bri. John 

social hour before going into our Watch »'«»«" W3 j, vvor , h . Sr.. 
St. Schlegle talked lor the ^" J »-~ , iJ',°he church Jan. B and 
S5 r £ e G d ™Brumba",h*" Huniingd'on. Pa.. wi» be with us for a 
Bible :'l».',il"te-Joh,i W. Nelson. Potl.town. Pa.. Jan. 3. 

Royersford church observed "^^X^JT^'^l^ 
18. Four new """"'"'; ' „ c , , hc |„ s e,t in the hi.tory 

- a ~ Sn^dtte^en'r .S.rS lec^re 
on his work in t He morn b . contact The collection that dav 

on diseases , with which he ™» . *« ontaet. ^^ which 

!; ^,.Ued S fo d ";, S ai h n° miSnal? en.erpri.es.-Edna Nelson. Royers- 
ford. Pa., Jan. 3. 

(Continued on Page 4S) 



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46 



Eld. Daniel MUler Garver 

rContinued (torn Pag* «> 

sss^su^-*^ :- Trotwoodrf ,u r c„ 

,„ March, 1909. he was called Jo the ^ ^ ^ 

where he gave much of the reniam 
development of *.•£"««£ resou « as pastor , the 
as the presiding = >°«. ami ' assistcd other churches as 
church. At various period ; he a ^ any . 

presiding elder He «»£"*£« sentiment of others 
osition, but calmly f ns ' d "™ , so , u ,,„n to a perplex- 
ed was generally able to evolve a were 

t„g tuafion. He was °>™' t ^ ^ w ork appealed 
mg ys constructive and en ou«gng. ntiyanofficer 

,„ the best motives ,n other * He « ^ „ c rep . 

, f the District M.«tu» »««' Committee many ttmes 
District on Standing ^ ^^ Confer< . nc e 



r^r^r.-ct.rd encourage the missionaries 

on the fields very much.^ 

, , Tha „kSBivinB was very appropriately 

The Sunday before Thanksg. v g Vegetables, 

used in commemorating thl. ye; y ^^^ and 

grains and fruits were bro^ f iatiOT . 

sp ecia. collection w s taken ^ 

^s^d-ye"':. ,ha, f givin, 
spoke were farmers, carpente 



^^ed^r;;me;asmodera^.. r;rtheDistr 



called for adjus 

e-Chairman of the 



arbitration. Vice-v— 

At th e time of his death he vvas J.c ^ ^ ^.^ 
General Educational Board. He :S ^ y 

Committee that brought out the ^.^ acmities 

of ,h= Brethren of Southern OB ed a , ma „ y 

found expression in many hne s H ^ s 

weddings and preached over a «h o ^ ^ ^ q 

tactful and judicMM. with f'™ «" ce j umess which enabled 
He had a wonderful fund of re sou c ^ feu 

him to cope with in.ncat * „„ ye ars and 

than he. Although having pass ed t ^ ^^ d 

ten he had no, reached a dee., ^ ^ gon£ dmv „ 
influence for good. Venn, 
while it was yet day. 

"Lifes race well run, 
ufe -s work well done.^ 
Life's crown well won. 
Hed-Kov.^^"--^;^ 

in ,he Trotwood church were; at ten ^ ^ ^ 

people, including over s.x > n in e .__ ^ bMutifl] , 

denominations. H,s body wajW A)exandriai ohio , over- 
Va,k ^ro. the o church where twenty year, of 



the 

,ent in testi- 

Among those who 

husiness men. workmen, 

spoke were farmers, P«P™""*- ™J "„,„ mothers. They 
tLhers, preachers, Btblewomen and Pi ^ 

,old no. only how the Lo d had b e ^ ^ o 

a „d clothing, but how he had pro ec from bcds , 

■"?' da ;r: r s; a 'Thy W spL":r d om a their hearts' experience 
ser.ous illness, iney p dness. 

and truly thanked God r J ^ ^ 

The missionar.es vvere all m v. led ^ absent 

ea , Thanksgiving d.nner AUho.ugh ^ ,„ the 

nd veal made a ^nclnl hink tha t we were 

B ood things ,t was d^ffi <° < m als „ 

eating in a foreign land. A weU P P pcopIe and 

be thankful for. 




Bokc-ChciTy 
Dec. 2S, .«» 

'""Ind 



oom'i parents ■■■ ----- - - 

H. Glenn Barr.ck and Ml 



, undersigned Dec. 18, !«. « £' «, 
Bowm»n-Mor.|iall ; - B J' |i *~„ !) „ rf And „ s b„, Ind.. ■■ 
idence, 



Anderson, Ind. 



o Robert L. Downu... -■ - 
M ; r ,l.a« oi Moorcland. Ind.-D VI. " Jo l,„ Cole ol Middle 

M.ir5n.in tt-.avia Ohio, Dee. », l«o, J ohio ._Anna 

Colo-Donn=lly.-At si Il.n»M ;i . ]tli Dmnclly> Nlvl ,o„„]k, on 



24 



1926, at the liar- 
am. Mins Onal 



duck 
other 



OnNov.UMrn.oneM^evangehsts.w.smarried 

to Miss Li, a teacher in the gtrh scl „ ddin8 , h e 

ha d fal.en the day before- On the tay snow ^ (he 

su „ shone warm and br ght, rneUing^ ^^ ^^ 
streets ran rivers of wate . gathering in the 

did not prevent a large ""ten" ^ remonv . After 

churc „ , witness a very a .tractive ^^ ^ 

services at the church i wer oi r many ^^ ^^j 

them to his home where the «*** - Accord . 

-^rc^r;^^^- 

n^t-^X^e^^eat to their filh 
urB Emma Horning. 

Liao Chou, China 



m Ohio, and Sister 
Lcs „: Goshen. °^ nnder.iuned Dec. 

Earhart-Von Dine - ! > *™ , Forl Wayne. ."»-, ■■- - •- „ ; 
sonaee. Mr »»» .f^JJ and Si.t« }».'<"' V »" D ' nt 
Van D,ne W ' » „„„,inglon, Ind. 

'"C^rX - ^--a! ."d iSSt^-^ " 

, i iirotlicr and oiaici j- 

£"&*-. Indianapoh., I,.d. h<>mc N M ,,26, 

lju ,ha I n.M»rt».-ll>. *« ""t, M iS s Carroll Elj.ab.th « •"■ 

S" L Sindebaker, Indianapobs. tod. „„, B 

MU.er.Bet.h.-By .be -^«^„ '..otb »" Sidney, tod-G». W. 
iT.iwli Miller and bister um« 

D a.on. Claypool, Ind. . „ B „on.ge Nov. 27. ,926, 

Q „„ Ty -D„.l.-By «>^-E!,« both o. Maple.™, "**- 

/^li rlp« Oviaf v •"' - ,1 " 1 - 1 

SE R. Blouah, BChvood. P.. B „„ ,„ Sisjer 

Denl. both of Olympm. Wash. O. ae . s p;irent H „ r 

, M.ifford— At the home ol "' c . . y a Hiifford- 
« ta *"Sf Mr Charles Rinebarger and S.ster V.r 
mSrt Etcy.' UBior. City. Ind ^^^ a 192 fi 

wiihcbn-FtaiY-By 'J^^Si ViVss wu ma n»jff. d - Bh £ , 

Mr. Carl Wilhulm oi Huntington » 
Brother and Sister ^e 
Warstler. Hunttngto- 



Finley 



looking the 

his ministry were 

Trotwood, Ohio. 



Resolutions 



r a .V,,. Father and Creator 
Uh.,pIe»"dA,n,i K b.yGod.'b^l 



'.My'So'r'our dear brothc. 
S Trotwood. Ohio, there- 



Inasmuch as it »■ »~^,-rf £. . 

church Dec. 6. 1M6= recopnUe the loss of 

•That in hu snddtn P»"7 m thetic 
leader, a wise counselor, a s>my 
oipcace " d the P»»«P leS ' 
That we hereby testify to 



Salem 



to his power 



:onciliation 



ifluential 

. an d a profound lover 

i .(.« Prince of Peace; 
ld doctrines of the Prince »' and 

, is worth and val« » , 

in personal, congrcsanu 



and pray for grace 

cs ot our departed 

ipei'of the Kingdom of 



iriel; 



sympathies and 
family, and 



problems and perplexiti"! , bt rat be 

That « bnmby <£"*°£ll s „„d ,na, 

;°.fber IO a r : V d"in',b/pro„«, B .,onO,tbeC.,pe 

G Sa, »e e„end to .he b-^l-g « *??! 

expressions ol =»»**"«, ,",„,;„« be forwarded 

That a copy ol ttie.e re blici ,,ion. 

,o the " Gospel Messenger B00 KW ALTER 

By order ol the meeting. £ « FU)KV] 

C. C. ERBAUGH. 

CORRESPONDENCE 



LIAO CHOU, CHINA 

A „unusua, event n.thei.me.l.-o.Uaowa.tlie vis, 

o, Brethren C. »• .^"^^ 1 'receplion a, the 
church people united in givi B s one given 

church. Among te g^-^HS. Sued even to 
by the city "fS^ 1 , JXeek was spent studying the work 
the galleries. The fir,, week was P ^.^ ^^ 
in the city. We had a numoer g 
and they took at least one meal at each 
The second week was ?«*'•£'£«£ £Tj£ 

feast . The wedding. h° w .^ e W ^ te ™ while there the 

d^^-hr^iIn:A^ r Senger 

ar^rrrrtr-? , tdwiih 

. .i. i.d I iao the city Christians united with 
Before they left Liao tne t« 

Some are wondering why *'' ^^tV^ansVer"! 



IN MEMOR1AM 

William Henry K^rnson Sawyer w^rn^l^rke 

County, Ohio, and died DecJ4 » .8 were from 

and twenty-nine days. His m """* f tVle church. 

Holland and for generations w re m embe rs o __ 

He was married to Sarah Smtth i m 1855. t fc 

„ere born to this union «*™£ and forty-eight 
living are twenty-nme grandchdd , ^ ^^ 

great-grandchildren H. wi f^ d e om ^ was 

ShST^" -coTpant and si, children sur- 

vive - . i-- c.ct marriaee he united with the 

The year following his first ™ r ^ e wa5 ele cted 

Church of the Brethren In 185 Bro. y ^ ^^ 

,o the ministry in which «P a « y and even very 

faithfully and actively or many yea . 
recently supplied the pulp « ""f ioneer in . every 
Bro. Sawyer would be classed as v 
se „se. He with his wtf e came to K™ -^ & ^ 
wa go„ in 1858, l.«*» 8 » " » ' Io He hclpcd , build 

tvhen there were no roads latd o munic 

every institution rn^he «at nd ^alway^ ^ ^ 

ipal improvement. He taugnt took him n 

Hiawatha, Kans. His ministerial expe ^^^ 

ma „ y arduous horseback ^ r , or day a r y Hc 

church for a number of years. JJ^W,, ^ The 

o, men with whom he was associate^ ^ 

,„!tner.Xia, e wafniaL-n the Morril, cemetery. 

\V. H. Yoder. 
Morrill, Kans. 



FALLEN ASLEEP 



Bard, Fred Web 



H 



;her hoy 
i riv- 



aled June 20, 1926. aged 14 : 
edb hi, patents Brothc 
3n only child.- He had gone ! 
a -,11 three were drowned. He ga — 
jfe and ini'ea with the Church of th 
bucking Creek eongre^ on 
evening previous to his ucatn 



i life 



Ridge in 
Saturday 

"rS ; ^"diedt;.^ r o« 

"ii^^-Letime 
S. Carp 



5 months and 

aJ1 d Sister Virgil 

limming with two 

is heart to Christ 

. „.ethren at Pleasant 

and attended a love feast 

-Maggie M. Waltz, Need- 



Dicus. 

ceded her. 

at Marion, Ohio 



of whom survive. One 
e brother and one sister, 
oreat-graiidchildren. 
1871. and lived a de- 
in the Root River church 



her 
On this trip 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 

The following re.olotion. were adopted to the Si.l 
^Richland Cbn-ch of the Brebren ^ c „„ t „ b ■ 

In memory ''""J***™ » ,9»f Whereas, it ha. plea«d <"" 
„„ Society, who died ^.f'"^ om „ ca „ f r „m onr midst and 
Heavenly Father in hi. "f""™"™,,, L„rf and coworker if, our 
take home «• >"» » th „ e , ore „, l»ed: 
SO F!,'si" *,. w^ the m'embers, ,t the Sister, 
Chnrch of tbc Brctbren ..pre.. £•£•£&£ 
li^n who was a helpful worxcr in u«a _ 

,„dy to lend a ""^fi.^tbe'memo"™! " hie devoted to the Ma. 
Second, that we «»«"" ' h c , erna i gain; 

lau.e, and may our to.. h ~ ™ dt symp!lth i c , , the .urvivor 



' Aid Society 



d Society of the 

in d faithful Chris- 

who was always 



'Third, thai we extend 
of oor departed sister; 

Foortb, that a copy of these 
brother, and lister, aod that I 
Me.senger " and .pread on the 

Richland, Pa. 



resolution, be sent to the surviving 
e same be published in the Go.pel 
ninutes of oor Society- 
Sisters' Aid Society, 

Ada K. Bard, Secretary. 



Allen and Si.ter Katie of 
'^„fiwfhro^%urvt,ef: 

-'Tiu'the ^cS^Si 
Interment in tne oi"'»B 

..'Sheity-;- Pa^ra, P.. ^ d.nghte, o, John and Snsan 

Broadwater, Sister .» - . Somt . rsct County. Fa., Sept. "' 

f'^VS V"ec b 7 l» S ag«d 78 years, 3 "-*„ »d ,^da, . 

She was the mother ol si * e^ 
f^Sv'twf "grSideWl'dren. and thirteen g; 
Sd whb -be Church of . h. i Brethren^ 

SrriSI^Wrr »"« aged , year, , r u,h, 

■rnr r^^tn^^of'H si's sz?sz 

"?.a L", born at W»t Pom, Oh.o An. ■ ( '»'•■„ „, „„ pee- 
To ,his union were born eight eMU ^ rf ^ B „, h „„ 
She wa, bapl.aed into the rust CI .^ Byrf , „ 
io. about ten years aso. n L „ inBtt) „, Ohio, she 
Christian hie lo tbc end After mo.mS ^ o| Bre „ 
transferred her membership to the 1< for „ anoint ng 

s r^tbi: ^"mna; s Uji - Erat.-'Sfii 

reLr^vef 55K ffMlsdTiJtS'S £ 

W ri,c, a.si.ted b, the pa.»r '«., .,_ ^ „,„,„ Ridge cen.e- 

■H&rt Hatbonf Toledo, Ohio. 

tery-Ralph K. -«■*" • _ F . cw con . 

DfUman, Mary Ann died in < the boon, » ol«h^« shc „ „ 

mmmmmm 

,„„ United 7-ion church by H. »-'WJ' c D ecker, Manheim. Pa, 
Hitcrment in adjoining cemetery.-Mrs. A 

Crband, Donald Levi, died June » -JNjJJJ SSTitTu « 
I day. Marshall Cletus Garland died me , a „j „ ct death 

month, and 9 day, The boy h »d g on, .»___ ^^ anJ s „ 
by drowning. They "«»"'',,„ , is ,e„. These young boy. 
Cha, C. Garland, two brother, and two. ' chu „ h o[ 

gave their heads to Chris, ear y ., bf e "J ™« Cr „ k „ B „ga,ion 
fhe Brethren at Pleas ant »' J '£J , B , ri , 1 c ,,„„h-on Saturday even- 
, and attended ■ . tove least M - ■ fl pa- 

i„g p „„ous.-M»gg.e M. . Ge „ si „ge,, born in 

Gen,in,er. John J »ji of Da n. »»d J ( ^ N 

Marshall County, Ind. died tUf » ,, , 1M3i he married 

II. 1926, aged 52 year. 10 m ?""' ,"',,'„„ Vhree children. The, moved 
Minnie Morris. To tin. union wer born I j which w „ „.. 

,o North Dakota in 1»« and oro-e upon ^ fi „ „ 

p,csent home. He united « th '"^ , mi H e served ,n the 
nuitc young and remained faithlol "ntn b { h , a deil ih 

de con's omee tor a number of *»;••*< "J"^ ,„,„ daughter, 
f TcTy 1 "^ w^.r"S.S bf'Bro. L. H. Ehy.-J. D. Ke.ler. 
"%Ahcc.diedo,hea,.,ai 1 urca, i ho^inT S or, 
,he bound, of the Lower Stdlw ater ch^u ^^ rf 
g-tf fcrBi"!* Ihe wasutarrk to Francf. A, Pu.e, 



Hoover, 



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47 



rothers; 



i 1910 



„ "cried Au.tln Hoover. She .. to »>»">> », „„, b „ d , „„ son. 
Church ol the Brethren. She II •""'"" - rca ,. gr .,„,lcliiH. two 

eeinelcry-L.V Bo.kw.l.cr, Tro.WO.d Ohio^ ^ ^ 

cfrvice of the Master, Hying . , . _ W3S mast prci 

Iiv Bro. Chas. 11- '"■K 111 , i,, m T Lentz. Richland, la- 

Martin, Sister "'"'";, ;;",,r''^." k ; 8 , „«,, aged « years, S month, 
of near Murrcil, died suddenly UK . i a, . , ur v.ved by 

a„d 10 day.. Death wa. doe to a . stro ^ ^ 

her husband and eleven children, «■■ ■ „„,, , h „ c brc .,he„ 

••■; d M ", i " a 'she E wa"'f.a htol „,«n,oer o. the Chare,, .Mh. .*«£ 

£ -ss. v%:^r I ^."a^;'"od d M»ton'^rS: hr t 

-n-fln'-b.ldio^^e.ery.^n.na^ Wanner. Enhr.,, Pa 
MeClaln. Franklin Pierce, born ;n Ce. er c y, J() 

union were born three ""f '«' ""^'"^"grandchildren. T 
children preceded htm. inere . ]y agc ,„d 

converted and joined the H. ';■ L """ to , to , vhic h he rcma.neO a 
united with the Brethren Chore h at \ * lor ^ 

f.Uhtul nrenibe, untd dea th.-Vernon S Mm, ^ 

McC.rmlck. Orvil Hugh ••«■»; „ B S *„g'cga.ion, ■" » £" 
Hold. McCorratek Martin ol the inur s mp|]thj 

hospital ot .rPho.d pneumonia Dee. -4. H B „„,„„,„„„ -about 
a „d 24 day,. He was tapturf , r. to tl„ M ^^ ^ 

llefS rhroiner^ree^dtl-JoS ' S. Weybrigb, Thurmont. 

MJ - K„ider) died in the Harrisburg Hospital, 

,W ^^^S&Ait.'a Srleer! g'rS 
e, month, and 28 days, three sons, i™ Ab * ah am Moyer, died over 
children survrve. Her h""J"°; daughter, alio preceded her. They 
twenty years ago; one son and tw if^JJJJJ .„ ,£, a „d lived within 
both united with the Church of th »<- ^ . 

the hounds ol the Spring Creek chore n. . , r th stoe i„ 
"a, services were held I ... ''""^Vo gen e", John C. Zog and F. S. 
town burial ground Elder. J. H i-t ing ne J 

Carper •^«-^^,^i^ J „" North, wa, bom in Miami 
North, Newton, son o Ja-l ' Delaware County, lod., 

County, Ohio, died at th home o" h so. ^ North „„,, 

Dec. 21, 1926, aged 75 years, - mon.iis ar3 

„„, hi', ^'"f^TZS"^-^ umteJ Tin nTarri.ge to Jane 

North wa. not a loud professor jet : in »> rf ^ dMlh by „„ son , 
faithlul in the Master S service » h Hc kav „ „ c 

Aug. 15, 1924. »' ^^^Wh^e g P a,'lel,'ldren, y .wo sister, and one 
son, two daughters-.n law. »» a!jJB , cd b , Br0 . V. B. 

brother. Funeral services bj ine , , ,,„;„„ ce ,„ c . 

Bro„n.ng, in the U.uon Gro« <^^^^ debi ,k„, Indianapolis, 
tery near Eaton. Delaware Co.. In 



.nd fiv 



;o. L. Studehakc: 

1 months 



Deeter, To 



GIVE YOUR SPIRIT FOOD 

"do NOT nPNY YOURSELF A NF.W REUGIOUS BOOK 



„v 16, 1864, died Dec. 14, 1»26, aged 
Royer, Bro. Dan.el H born Nov. to, oos, daugl— 

63 year, and 28 day,. Deo. «. HW Jhe " oM ^ 

„f Eld. Jacob N;«>«' 1 ; 01 J%,X il "™"i.b the Church of the 
daughter.. March 29, 1919, tie un> possible. Surv.v.ng 

and was a regular attendant " service {wo 

are hi. wife, /». £ M ™ £? m'The RieS h'ou.e" to Bro " 

brothers preceded h.m. Ser vice . . Lcv . c a,^... 

ilrrSt'm cJmetery^d.o.'ouig iftEdM to™ mcetiughouse.- 
Iram J. Lent.. Richland, Pa. d ,„ d D „. 3! , no, died 

Ruby. Frank McCauly. tor,, in «»»!, J« . ^ 

a, his bene a. Sidney Ohio Deo IVOK Th. ^ ^ > jo|[ 
ducted Irom the home : by the , unmrs g . ,,,«„„ oi the 

lestS' H r^aSd Et^'i^a £sid«,jan. , -J. c Therc 

T&ZSttftr™ '"-'--- v - c — k ' Sid "" 

Sh°..h Mr, Rachel, daughter of Adam •^g"J^J^^ 
near Warsaw. Kosciusko County. W ;.7. ,,„;,„ ,.],«. K. 
moved to Iowa in 1850. Her. >he was n.t 1 ^ an „ 

Shiel in 1867 at Knoxv.lle In «* «,'? hjr .__ ^^ 

""r^dS"' Ihe" Save': on? on D o C „e grands-on^and two brother,. Sh, 
and 3 day,. She i leave. (Di.eiple) Church. Funeral service. 

br.heTaT.or *"j «= •**& and _,he. write,, _*« 
in the cemetery in West Indianapolis 

nnolis, Ind. . 

Stonerock, Aaron, died Nov. 22 .926 e aged ,0 year, 

rjus-unioi^cre born Jour sons an one aughter^ H^l ^ ^.^ 
^ug-S^Ser^ ar't^ctirch „ ,be Brethren --b f his P^o. 
Burial in Pleasant Hill church cemetery .-Mrs. j. C. 
""'' 0hi .°,' r „ Kenworth born in Preble County, Ohio. Dee. 

25 W S/o,e„ J? n£ I^S-hu^tf/hef A"? 
spent her early years ... irel .k to in . G ,„„ vi i c . Ohio. To 

Samuel F. Wise they made their home near ur 

„i.:i,ira-.i iviTf born, -ill 01 *" om uu B . ■ 

this 1111.011 nine cliiUlriii were «" '. , tl , 

maturity. Besides these they took two ^^ h ^^ „ cmber of 

them at present. S.ster Wise very ear y ... 

the United Brethren Church, but ab out 6 flee n >"' ato 

husband united with the C ore ih of »^„ J'^^ .be" w,l, he 

part in starting the work ot the enu Richmond. 

V»rout, James Andrew born in Floyd OjJPgr.^- •- "^ 

W26, at his homi. in Coeur el Alent. Hi.iiio ^ To this 

He married Lydia Bowman who P^^ft^H. moved 
r^ye^rSun. ! E W. Va'. in ,858. He was drafted in ■». an wa- 
in the Civil War until 1864. He moved - » am' ly to K ; 
S;\rwal r^lg°Sfr ^ ^aod in the hiith and 

^----tSr^S 
the church and was strong ,n «« '"^ ./christian 

Shoemaker of the Christian church in .J., home Bur.aMn ""^ 

green cemetery near Coeur d Aiene. cna*. 

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EDWARD FRANTZ. 
H. A. BRANDT, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 15, 1927 



cash donations and by 
munity. an arm of our 



., ,h. '"»•'>*« •'^'^■, I "oi po..«rpro"dcd ta to 

Notes From Our Correspondents 



(Continued from Page 
Spring Grove church met in conned Nov. 
Officers for the »m.j year 



IS) 



gelt! 



1 at the Kemper house. 

with Simon Landis. super- 

•ks- scries of revival meetings 

nden,. Dec. 1 wc closed a t»o «««> „„ ,„ „,. 

"" ^^.cXee^t,ete,'^e r d t A-^t J- 

i ,X« tcn^ce.veu^e 2 1= rcpor.-E.nma f. Wanner, 
tihcatcs nave dcch io.w»--- 

Epl.rata. P».. Dec. » meetings conducted by Eld. 

Uniou.owrr.-The ser.es of evangel, 1 c meeMng taned ,,„ 

C. M. Driver of Oak.on. Va.. 0«C 1 I to 1 'f J chriM ,„„ „ 
membership of the *•*»" ',„ ,.,,,,.., ever held in this 
bartiied. The communton serves .ere toe s ,- ,„„ from 
church, there being » Par ™*£? V £J*Z,. » which was 
Juniata College rendered .missionary J" T hanksgivtng tVW 

great.y appreciated. A ^.^gfSJ^SSl Dec. 6 the officer, 
nine instead of a sermon. A •"»"" = rf Q ta Collier, church 
for church and Sunday-school were ="'«'" " w.ighl. 

^respondent: Eld. J * Wh.'»cre «»«»»",,, "the Sunday-school 
Sunday-school superintendent. the ■» exe.ci.es, plays 

gave a Christmas program consisting 1 of n«iat»«* ^ ^^ ,,, 
,„d songs. At the ="j d °V°" " ^ d E Ra bbi Harry J. Stern of 
received for the General Mission uoa w , he yoU „ B pc ople 

Temple Israel, tb.s city. wit JJ" . r an . 9. The young people 

and the Christian Workers Meeting J"» D „,h,cn with the 

are studying the history oi the CI ' d . Thc 

pastor a, teacher. Both attendance and ■»«»«* „, ,„„,, S 130 

Aid Society report, rece P , o ^ u »» s , |o , ,„ scc „ri„g letter, 
over last year. The pastor ha, ocen , The year has 

oi membchip for those outs.de the cord. . ^ cxp „ t „ 

been a very suceesslul one in our ei p j„. 3. 

greater results during 1927-Graee Hager. un. 

g ,- m „ i„ council a. the Reploglc house Nov. 

Woodbury congregation met W unc present to 

20 Elder. M. R- Brumbaugh and DAS aye, 1 ^ 

fssist with the work. The different act.vtt.e, were s ,1 
officers for the work of the ensu.ng yea. Bro D.^L P«P„ ^ 
reelected elder '"charge and Bro J- tKo ^^ >( cMh hou „ 
senger" agent. Thar.k«gt«ui| >£».=. ^ ^ „ „„, be 

by our pastor and Bro J B. M.I '^ ,.,„,„, , ,„ y successful 

used for home mission,. Dee. . our J" , atge „,„g 

revival at the Curry house. The all. .nance fi Bro . 

,„ much sickness in the community but the ml «« ,„ „„, 

Rowland', message, were very m.prr. ng. and as strcng , h „„i 

added to the church by hap...". " d ' h <^°™ for ,„« M a,..r- A 

r 3 ^f-SMl«£. Christmas oaring was 
Z&ZSZttbi&lZ*-* P,. Jan. L 



ti.i. Plraannt D.ile cum- 
"' '".■ Ins , eently e" perienccd an 

s tcvivai. ,:^"S="^i "£".7 : 

Ss^ma; p"« M^ d -- rt "^" T 
were impressively g.vcn at the cot.egc ^ c „mmun.ty 

sen, .0 the General Mis.ton Board. Dec. 2! Uto ^^ _ ^ ni 

R,chmo„d.-T„e ? uar,erly council ,.. W^^ ,"• „„ 

? ,ic A BeeV; d i;"c.Sw',or^; b i,,.«r s-;;,rBXpt'S 

l C. Leary. Sunihry-school superin »r^ d. ... >S .'"^i ' T , 
61 the S.sters' A.d; the »rr tcr l. ,„ d ja„. 10, m.erests 

prospective joint mt.s.ou ol V«»">»». "J -",,," „„. D. M. Click and 

So rr'Ma'^'r'rgood.n. ...-^^ r^ss: 

more stabili.ed am, hopeful and J^ »»,„"■■ ,.»= »' i "'™",>" 
recently ,ent in k V ,*.-*"'* interest, may be 
«« i t. d S B E. Broad S.-Ka1hrryn Moore Ewing, Richmond, Va., 

"' . , in council Jan. 1 All former officers were 

Tope-co church met ... council J ^ , ]loo | ,„ P er.ntendcnt ; 

retained lor the com.ng yea. 0«cpt >^>"« - „, ,; 1S „, 

Bro N. E. VVeddle was elected to serve. ™ 1 church 

laken for Bethany Bible School. ».w» d« - Qn Sll „ day 

councils at the mt.sion »»'"<»» " r , ° k mdid talk on Love and 
following Bro. Culver Harman gave a, a sP R „ m Dec. 26. 

Fellowship- Our Sunday-school gave a Lnr.s. 

-Aimed. Alderman. Floyd, ^,.. Jam 3 Gfck 

Trevili^ church met in counc.l Dec. -4 .h b. d M . Jtd 

presiding. All church officer, were « _'»"".> „„. A . W. 

I di,conti,,,e our »™'„!,v"cho3 ^u ..Undent lo, the year, aud 
ft^r,«r^sig^^fra,: ir re^onden. w Our cottage 

for the Sear East Bdrf. S.™ ™ .«« • o[ Al „„ va , W. Va., 
our evngebst Bro J T^ /" t ^' ohed „„ee se.mons. His sermon, 
a^'prayer^e "nlled'" with' the Spirit and »- l.art.ea^ching. 
We al,o bad -he Pleasm. c.. : ngBro. e A hb H ri M...«r nj 

ETjr-5fc. ^^"«StS Bof^t: Jan. 2- 



e,„; Sunday-ehool superintede, Sister ,^^,7^*..^ 
u, la.thful lor the past four »""■ S™ pa.br. Danilson. The Sun- 
Lewi, McFarland; A.d Soc.e.y p s. to . tajttr ^ 2$ ,„ „ 
day-school gave an ...le.est.ng B«™ « T) „, D „il's Play- 
filled house. A class of hoy, presen uj J_ /'J^ a „ w „e pre- 
inites, which wa, much enjoyed. Alter . ', ,,, oU , series of 
liteii with a treat. We arc con e tnpla ■ • "' « snow ._ M .s. 
meeting, in January At present c tan . 

Lettie Chcington, Che.ela. , Wash Dec. ^ ^ com . 

Outlook.-On the evening; Bclor. ™uK>8.v. » bcon sly| , n 

- the following Sunday the c ? 1, . a "°„* d tf ; dl . bank, with 

in council. Church 

Wagner was chosen 



TENNESSEE 



Mt. Hope congreg; 
(or the coming year: B 
clerk; Sister Seefeldt, 



WASHINGTON 

- met in council Dec, 
J. O. Streetcr, eld' 



Officers were elected 

Sister Alice Streeter, 

rriter, correspond- 



m.ney'to"'nve,. mr" m^ionary purpose, 
the tota a mount of $87.76. Dec. 3 wc conve 

"wemttcho. Vodley-A great ^^-^^ISiK 5^2 
Cliio.nia and elsewhere lor the ""«';> , visit0 „ ,,„„, the town, 
large ami there «'c always a numi.er appreciate Bro. 

We feel keenly the loss of Bro j£W b" B^',^ "J„ ls beto « 
Craybill's service this year. 1 ruta. . » h a „ d als0 

Christmas a tornado swept the roo. from hah o ^ ^^^^ 

„u, the heating plant out ol -- " ^ * « ^a, but due .0 
met on Saturday afternoon and eouipleteo. ip» « ^ lo|lowi „, 

ie=r.^^ B rou3^^S^ 

"e world. Bro. Miller '» » '° n " d ' e Bc " 1 a ' y "„iik .School. He will 
(our year, ,pc»t at ». «» »' o[ o y „ cl , urc hes in Montana, 

soon take up the work «>»■<" » ■ ° , „ le diBe „nl departments 
The evening serv.ee concsud «. . 7 The cand , c „„,„ 

a,,d special Chr.sttnasmusn: by the or ^ ^ oRe 

around the tree was ...., .... > ' u Hollenberg. a missionary 

l if ,e,l [or the benefit of Sister Ada D..,., g „.„, „,, held, 

of this congregation to China. «■" . ( wa< decided 10 con- 

Many church problems were »»?""" La ,,as been conducting 
tinue the p.c-Eas.er campaign Ihrt ^^Br^LnpP ^^ Dcc> 3, 

in previous years— Mrs. c. a. rcc 

WEST VIRGINIA ^ A 

Mt. Union conerentior .met in eo.nctl Dec. ^"^j. / ch „ ,; 

SS SJS? ;^E hnTsistcr'-Wone: ^B^urV 
Wc were sorry to lose Brother ... ,„ r i„g sermon,. The church 

„, M.son.own Pa., gave uj. so" J g ^^ ^ ( o 

extended a call to Bro Ol.cci .. m ^ ^ Jo good w „ k as 

S'S . ve'Jy neSy S Our Sunday., ehoo, lias been doing we,,. 
^L^h^TfXith o, S i,, fr .^ k V, began 
our revival meeting Nov 21 ad "»"". „„ s aved; On 

„r,„on coniained «"«"Lfaod "'^^'trmon which wa, uplifting 
Thanksgiving even.ng We had > «"''*' ' R „„ c hoir rendered some 
and much apprecated by all The Bea.e ,, K „,, ci . As the 

fine selections. All the service, ""^f.^^.rf to ,uch an 
meetings continued the atU _. oa. • Qn , he Lo , d ., 

extent that three were reclaimed ai ,d tw .... community. 

.Me. Surely a great sp.ntual uplift has b ecu 
-Cora Clinedinst. Junction, W. Va., Jan. a. 



Paul 



L 



Liberty church me, in council Dee. «« y bf». Jesse D.^Clark 

r„r^%ou?mi,':r 7 .S hCr Br7'^ar 6 k"ga y v: a splendid se.mon on 

SfS-aS h traf,'e?tSfcb , °he"wS"ho„,:'ao'ici^^ 
him a Chnstmas sho, er. niter wnwn . 
J B lsenburg, JonesLoro, Tenn., LJec ei. 

sr^sfs s~ o, *. i^-«con , ,r£uri.„ c ';'.'i,z,rmS 
as-s r^r^vTiafcC'-chiia ^l -*- 

Mrs. A. T. Ferguson, Jonesboro. Tenn., Dec. 4/. 
TEXAS 

-:i T^n l Officers were chosen for (he 
Mao.v.1 chu.=h me. m counc, Jam l g Officer, ^ ^ 

following year: Bro. M. «; f'''' °™' E ,J "V,, C o,r,.,ponde„t. We 
Moore. Sunday-school superintendent, .lie wr L brethren We 

are very much plea.ed with the .epo.t of the visiting "«'"""; • ™ 
are thinking very strongly ol trying to open a m.,,.on m n ^ 

A """"S :ur i rht"h"Ttse r! b;;'nre„ , "."dt.e, a ,"a« hungry for 

?Hi^H ^o jsua r-^^n 

west.— E. W. Carpenter. Manvel, Texas, Jan. 3. 
VIRGINIA 

Belmont.-Bro. J. D. Huffman, Timberville. Va., wa, with u, the 
firs, w™k in September in a revival meeting at B.ook, M.ss.on H 
n,eached Spirit-filled sermon,. One wa, bap.,.=d. Our counc, »a. 

^ng 1 - idef ,:• ancT ^"t- ,' «"»tH,^"^ 
" Messenger " agent and G. T. Yagel. correspondent. W e are unable 
. ..,,1,1 ........ on ou. new building as the b.Cth.en have 

been bo' y w .h f Zl [work" °Ho„e.e, the wall i, f ni.hed and the 
hamher ,.«ed. We wish to express our thank, to the =°;g;«g;"™ 
that have sent us help. All help is gteatly appreciated as our 
memher.hip is small and the need is great-Alma V. Mason, Don, 
Va., Dec. 31. a a a 

Daleville.-Our love least held Oct. 30 was la.g.ly attended and 
was very spiritual. The County Sunday-school Convention held here 
Nov 7 wa, one of the best we have ever had. Bro. M.nor M.ller s 
address deserves special mention. Following the convention our 
Standard Training School convened in the Trou.v.ll. r.,,1^ .school. 
This un.quc school gave twelve lessons on such subjects as the New 
Testament the parent, church school administrat.on, and the pupil 
-ably p.e'.enled to a g.oup of seventy pupil,, twelve of whom 
member, ol .his ebu.ch. eight .aking diplomas. Plan, a.e I 
made io. another such school. Fa.her and son day «t i fit _ 
observed by a program and a sermon by our paslor. Bro. = .crty. 
The Sunday night before Thanksgiving the Y. P. D. put on a splend.d 
program. On Thanksgiving Day we met a, the church lor a suo- 
rise service A good representation responded to th.s early call to 
worship, and after a sermon by our paste., who in hi. .ha.aete.i,.. 
way impressed upon u, our duty toward other, in need we ll.ted 
substantial offering for missions. Several Sunday-school cla, 
showed their Thanksgiving spi.it by remembering shut-i 




Insurance Bequests 



This is Something New 

For hundreds of years making a will late in lite and leaving 
something thereby for the use of the Church has been cus- 
tomary. Now a new plan is making strong headway. 

Bequest Insurance 

A regular insurance policy is-written by some strong com- 
pany, the one insured pays the premium either for life or a 
certain number of years. At death the face amount of the 
policy is paid to such parts of the work of the church of 
one's choice as may be designated in the policy. In case - 
of an endowment policy it is paid over at the end of a term 
of say 10, 15 or 20 years— even if the insured lives. 
It is noteworthy that a large insurance company-the 
Equitable Life-set aside a week in December, 1926, and 
instructed its 10,000 agents to specialize in selling insurance 
in which church and charitable objects will be benefited. 
This plan of benefiting the work of the church will appeal 
to many. It may be the only possible way such ones can 
do something worth-while for their beloved Church, as 
the premium payments over a number of years are easier 
to pay than to try and build up a fortune to leave by will 
with all the uncertainties of losses and gains throughout 

Gerxeral 
OF THE • 



Those interested in 
our Annuity Plan, 
who think they can- 
no t get together 
enough to make it 
worth-while, may be 
able to work out a 
good plan under Be- 
quest Insurance. We 
make no public 
recommendations as 
to this but can get 
literature for those 
interested. 



Please a sk_f_or 
Booklet M-2 17 




The Gospel Messenger 



■Thi. Go.p.1 ol lie,KlMj»» _f'« b - »"" hcd 
in the whole world."— Matt. 24. 14. 



' THY KINGDOM COME "— m»h. 6: io ; L«k. n= z 



the suture ol 



the fulness of Christ."— Eph. 4: 13. 



Vol. 76 



Elgin, 111., January 22, 1927 



No. 4 



In This Number 



Editorial— 

Building the Highway •- 

Giving the Wrong Things F.rst Place 

Filling the Measure Full 

A Question of Worthiness* 

Among the Churches 

Around the World ' 

The Quiet Hour (R. H. M.), 

Our Forward Movement- 
One Thing— No. 1 

My Witness— No, 1, 

General Forum— 

To t Friend ( Poem) • 4>"" 

Why Chr.Mia.nty Is 'Progressing Slowly i" China.-Part 1. By ^ ^^ hearts (Lllke 3 

SStS «d"itS.,?S "id* WerM. By Chas. M. Year, ^ 

^"irtritatlw of the Third Ccpel By ^'^7^ » 

Human Depravity and the Body of Christ. By William *vor^ 



The Pastor's Study 

The Prophets in 



yday Life-No. 21. By Ernest G. HoS 

B Y P. D. By H. H. Hclman * - 

r-, „ " condition 

James. By Ezra Flory, 

Home and Family— 

Thorns or Roses (Poem). By Ella Smith, ■ — — •""■■•; 
The Parable of the Prodigal Parents. Selected by Mrs. J 



Gilbe 



By Luh 



Little Red Riding Ho. 

Story of a Baby— From Real Life 

Ten Auto Commandments 



R. Tinkle 

By Jas. A. Sell, 



.. EDITORIAL 



3 



Bjiilding the Highway 

Getting the way ready for the Kingdom's advance 
requires much leveling and straightening. 



Valleys 
must be filled in, mountains and hills cut down. " The 
crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways 
smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of our 
God." 

That is what that wild man of the desert was doing. 
He made quite a stir. The people came from every- 
where to see what it meant. There was an irresistible 
fascination about the man. His manner was strange. 
His message was strange. But to the preacher himself 
it was all perfectly natural, inevitable. He was merely 
doing what the situation called for. He was doing 
what must always be done to " see the salvation of 
our God." He was leveling things, straightening 
things, for the highway of the King, and doing it in 
the only way that thing ever can be done. That is, 
he was pointing out that way. He was the " voice 
through which an eternal truth was seeking ears to 
hear. 

"The people were in expectation." They were 
looking for the Kingdom. Was this it? Might this 
man be the Christ? They wondered. Something in 
their hearts told them that he was speaking truth. 
And yet it was so impossible. Spiritual regeneration 
for them? A change of life purpose for them. 
Was not Abraham their father? And the promise 
was to him and his children. 

But not, regardless. Stones were better prospects 
for true children of Abraham than loveless men, 
natural lineage notwithstanding. By which extrava- 
gant rhetoric the preacher tried to burn in the stubborn 
fact that it is the spirit of the promise which gives it 
life. That spirit was to the effect that not Abraham 
alone but all who were like him in spirit, even of all fu- 
ture generations, could enjoy the same fellowship with 
God that he did. And that no one else could. 

This is what we can not leam, apparently. People 
have often been " in expectation " of the Kingdom 
of heaven. Some are in that expectation now. as all 
have a right to be on the condition laid dbwn by John. 
But many ignore that condition and still go on expect- 
ing Th™ are doomed to disappointment. In spite 



"must" of regenerated hearts (John 3: 3). The 
Kingdom will come when and in so far as that condi- 
tion is fulfilled. To what extent this or that nation 
will have part in it. or this or that church, or this or 
that anything will depend on the fruit which that 
nation, church, or group of whatsoever kind, brings 
forth worthy of repentance. That fruit is love. 

Is the Church of the Brethren "in expectation '" ? 
It ought to he. Are the members of it reasoning in 
15) concerning the approach of 
the Kingdom? They ought to be, if the reasoning 
pertains to their own fitness for it. for that is the only 
questionable matter which we have any cause to be 
concerned about. That and our responsibility for help- 
others to be fit, which is not really an independent 
for it is involved in our own fitness. We 
can not be spiritually ready ourselves without a deep 
sense of obligation to help others to get ready. Be- 
cause the primary factor in that fitness is love. 

Love is the great leveler and straightener of the 
highway of the King. We mean the kind that John 
demanded as the worthy fruit of a changed heart. We 
mean not the sentimental gushing that so many folks 
think of when they hear the word, but the kind that 
Jesus the Son of God demanded as the test of loyalty 
to him. We mean the kind that loves a neighbor as 
yourself. We mean, as pointed out and emphasized 
over and over again by the greatest leader of the apos- 
tolic church, the kind that looks not on one's own 
things alone, but with equal concern on the things of 
others. 

The Kingdom of heaven is at hand but the road 
is too rough for the King to ride in on. He is wait- 
ing outside, not very far away, to be sure, but he can 
not come nearer until the road is fixed. It is too un- 
even too crooked. The obstructing hills and kinks 
are all moral and spiritual. They are in our minds 
and hearts. They consist of selfish pride and greed 
and all kinds of unloveliness. We are wanting in the 
sense of true brotherhood. We are not willing that 
others should share in the fulness of life's blessings 
because we think it would be too expensive for us. 
We think this way because we have not opened up our 
hearts to the Spirit of Christ. That is, not much. 
A little yes, which accounts for what progress has 
been made, but not enough to enable the King's chariot 
farther. The wheels are blocked right where 
He can not budge until we fix the road 



ship of five nrjllion. Did they speak truly? Could 
anything like that be justly said of any people profess- 
ing to be Christian? Could it, of our people? 

Property isn't bad, is it? It is very useful. But 
if the acquisition or possession of it is the preeminent 
thing in a man's life, that is bad. Pleasure need not 
be sinful. If it is the highest kind, it can not be. 
But pleasure seeking as a life purpose is bad, very 
bad. It is both selfish and deceitful. Position? "If 
a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he desireth a 
good work." (We do not know whether the bishops 
counted themselves among those addressed in the above 
proclamation or not.) But seeking position is very 
dangerous and positively bad if the object is honor 
rather than a chance to serve. Power is bad only 
when used for bad ends and seeking greater spiritual 
power is always safe. But that is not the kind of 
power the bishops were alarmed about. 

The trouble with this business is that it is putting 
first things last. It is seeking first the " other things " 
and then trying to add the Kingdom of God and mak- 
ing an utter failure of the attempt. The Kingdom will 
have first place or none. When " property, pleasure, 
position and power have the preeminence " they soon 
have the whole field. 

The bishops have called on their people to repent. 
Undoubtedly they have heard that the Kingdom of 
heaven is at hand, and they know what is necessary 
to get in. We can get in too on the same terms. 



to go 

they are. 

by loving more. 

Here is where the whole matter hangs. This is 
the cause of all disappointments in connection with 
the coming of the Kingdom. The trouble is not that 
somebody blundered in his figures on Daniels weeks, 
Jeremiah's years, or Peter's day, nor is it the scarcity 
of stone quarries from which to make children for 
Abraham. By all these graphic symbols drawn from 
the thought-forms current at the time, holy men of old 
home to the heart and conscience the 



of the Kingdom and 



tried to drive 

truth that the advancing stages 
its final consummation wait, on the spiritual prepared- 
ness of men, and on that alone. God is always ready 
for the best that the condition of men makes possible, 
the wilderness the way of Jehovah; 



the desert a highway for our God." 



mg. They are _- 

of all that John and Jeremiah and Jesus himself ,— 
about it, men go on building air castles of the King- 
dom's imaginary triumph, even presuming to depict 
the exact form in which it must take place. But the 
only "must" in the case is the moral and- spiritual 



" Prepare ye 
make level in 

Giving the Wrong Things First Place 

" Property, pleasure, position and power have the 
preeminence in the lives of the majority of our people. 

Whose people? Who said it? It was a pronounce- 
ment of seven bishops of a church commonly reputed 
to be the largest in Protestant Christendom, issued in 
behalf of all the bishops and addressed to a member- 



Filling the Measure Full 

Did not Christ suffer enough? Did he not say that 
it was finished ? Wasn't it ? What was or is " lacking 
of the afflictions of Christ " that Paul should sound so 
strange a note as that (Col. 1 ; 24) ? 

The part that he and you and I must " fill up "—that 
is what was lacking and your part and mine may be 
lacking still. Had we not better fill it up? 

Christ's own part was indeed finished long ago, but 
his afflictions were of the sort that his followers must 
share in. Else their beneficent possibilities for men 
will go unrealized. A continuous human ministry is 
needed to get those beneficent possibilities to the place 
where they belong. 

" If any man would come after me," he must take 
up his cross also. It is the cross on which selfish im- 
pulses are crucified. It is the cross of self-dedication 
to the saving of mankind. It is the cross of self-immo- 
lation on the altar of the common good. Centering 
your aim on the saving of your own life, you both 
lose that and render yourself useless for helping any- 
body else. One's own safety is found in seeking that 
of others. That will take more suffering, filling up 
what is lacking of the afflictions of Christ. 

His suffering was ample, complete, for him. But 
not for us. There remains yet for us " the fellowship 
of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death." 
Only that will fill up " that which is lacking." 

A Question of Worthiness 

" Of whom the world was not worthy "—just a few 
words in parenthesis (Heb. 11 : 38). but they explain 
it all. That is why they were stoned, sawn asunder, 
slain, destitute, wandering in deserts and caves. The 
world was not worthy of them. If it had been, it 
would not have treated them like that. 

Is that why we are called on to endure so little? 
The world is worthy of us' It feels quite at home in 
our presence? It is not conscious of any gap, any un- 
pleasant difference between it and us? We never 
make it feel ashamed? Very congenial companions, 
we and the world, quite worthy of each other! 



50 




Others have given you gifts worth the keeping 

Made 4 of nothing ».. star dust and dreams. 
Others have given yon things to remember, 
All that I have is a song; November 

Grav as the shadow-strung field of November, 
M^s the g.ow o, a s,ow-h»rn,ng e,nher, 

Thin as the first falling snows of December, 

Sent to you out of the throng; 

Only a wandering, lyrical wraith, 

Ma „e up of nothing but fr.endship andja.t,^ ^ 

Why Christianity Is Progressing Slowly in 
China 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 22, 1927 

• i r There are difficulties almost insurmount- 
t ,.,„h m-eat courage and tact, in tne «■»■■ f 
za tion or culture which is as o. ^ ^ = 

" Fhst there are the customs of the Chinese people 
^^edandri^fol^X-^ 



spirits whom they fear. This is just one of a htmdred 
or more superstitious heliefs they hve nd .Jte by 

,11 of which takes time and patience for it is 
by the enmity of ignorance and error 

A third barrier to progress is poverty. The *" U f 

"uch'as five dollars per month m the »™>° JZy 



lgt§§l3£E =S==S5S«t=t 



BY J. J. YODER 

/,i Two Parts— Part One 
When one stops to measure the growth of Chris- 
tianity by the number of adherents to its teach.ngs m 
China after a hundred years' work there seems reason 
fo thinking it is slow work. Robert Morns entered 
anion, China, in 1807, or one hundred and twenty 
years ago. A few other brave soldiers of the cross 
oined him. but little was done as the gates of China 
were not open until 1843, when there were but six 
baptized Protestant Christians in China. 

By the treaty of Nanking (1842) five ports were 
opened to foreign trade and residence. Soon many 
missionary societies entered and opened work in these 
cities The story is one of hardships. Everywhere 
missionaries met prejudice, animosity and suspicion 
± few met death by violence. In 1859 there were 
twenty-four societies with 214 missionaries at work. 
These were the survivors of some 270. of whom more 
than sixty had died from the unhealthy conditions 
and surroundings in which they were compelled to hve. 
With the treaty of Tientsin (1860) began another 
period of expansion. The wide regions of the north 
were then opened to trade and travel. Missionaries 
pressed forward and opened work in Tientsin and 
Peking, passed up the Yangtze valley and reached out 
to Manchuria and Mongolia. During the next forty 
vears missionary work spread and grew till it reached 
every province and important city in China, and large 
numbers believed. In 1900 during the Boxer outbreak 
thousands of Chinese Christians in north China, with 
221 missionaries and their families, met with death 
for the sake of their Christian faith. It is said that 
the Boxer uprising was anti-foreign rather than anti- 
missionary. It revealed at least two important facts; 
first that there were many who had accepted Christ so 
whole-heartedly that they were willing to die for their 
faith- and second, that there was still bitter opposition 
to the missionary. Since then there has been steady 
advance with greater activity, and there have been 
added to the churches increasing numbers from year 
to year Today there are approximately a half-million 
full communicants in the Protestant churches of China. 
There were 6,636 missionaries and 24,732 Chinese 
workers engaged in promoting Christianity in China in 
1921 according to the China year book of 1925. And 
at this moment the Christian religion is without doubt 
the most powerful influence at work for the uplift of 

China. , 

This bit of history is decidedly encouraging ; yet, the 
question keeps coming up: With so many Christian 
workers selected from the most consecrated groups in 
the home church at the cost of many millions of dol- 
lars of consecrated money— money backed by the 
prayers of millions of faithful followers of the Lord- 
why after a century of work, are there still hardly a 
million out of more than four hundred million people 
who have turned their faces toward the Son of God? 
It is this question that the writer has started out to 



nf these customs. 

msmm 
wmm 

alter the wedding. Sometimes an cWJta « 
S^tr-ffi^U- with the old 
'^thnltian girls are deshableand^P^- 
able. Because they have been in^choojth tr fa*e s 
„„t the orice up accordingly, lhis price 

old Z ability of a Christian evangelist to pay. so 
Sri est .the bidder who has the money one who 
s frequently not a Christian. Her life is unhappy and 
often that of a mere servant. " Break it up/ you say 
Well m China you will go slow in the process of 
leaking up Christianity cannot sanction such cus- 
oms and I have given just one of many , £s cm is 
one gigantic barrier to the progress of Chnsfanlty. 

Second, there are ignorance and superstition 
Only about three per cent of the vast POP* - 
Chiria can read and write. Ninety-seven out of every 
hundred are illiterate. It is an appalling situation to 
nuncireo hundred can 

r I Bible Lit^ure is a wonderful medium 
ough which to ^seminate knowledge and ^rtih 
but of what little use is such a medium n Chma. 
N wonder superstition grips them almost for keep. 
Signs and good luck days govern them completely A 
b Se must'not get her foot on the ground atelea - 
ing her home, for it means much .11 luck. Mone> 
so called, must be sent with the spirit of he dead to 
£ hi, way in the future world. A friend gave me a 
Ml worth ten thousand dollars in heaven or Hade 
negotiable in either world, a safe proviso. This 
burned on the grave and on funeral tours. Burning 
is the way to transmit it to the spirit world, lhe 
school girls were greatly scared upon the death of our 
Christian friend who was the steward in the gnds 
school They expected his spirit to come back and 
trouble them. The Chinese live in a world of departed 



ana uiuugni. v>> _ . - f orem0 st 

^^^S^UXy have gone 
for three thousand years. . , 

making a terrific fight g „ ho have 

Jesus finds few open hearts. 
Ping Ting, China. 



Christian Missions in Nigeria 

BY H. STOVER *T*_ ^ ^^ 
(I wish to «P™«» "L'ISn dSS Mi»io'n. *ior »«,«, to and 

concentrated and better organized efforts, however 

tnougn h t p art| 

,.™s started at Lokoia in lsto, yet ioi u>= • 

Xlfn Northern Nigeria have come into being 
during the last twenty-five years. 

"^errNigeria during the last decade or two 
a revfvalmovement has developed. Thousands are 
turning toward Christ. This is demanding almost a 

™t oft :rTn"n="r:uh 

sowing of the Seed continues. The ingatherings have 
not been large. There is, however, every reason to 
b be e that fn due season in the north a revival Witt 
break forth similar to that which is taking place in 

the The Ut f h ollowing brief account must omit many de- 
tail But an attempt has been made to trace the h. - 
orical development of the Christian mission wo k in 
Nigeria and to point out instances that indicate the 

"SMS of missions in Nigeria is closely re 
,ated to the problem of slavery. In the British Empire 
and elsewhere when slaves were set free many of them 



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were returned to Africa. These repatriated slaves being 
Christians, asked for teachers and pastors. In IBM 
Ihe Wesleyan Methodists sent Rev. T. B. Freeman to 
Badgari, and the same year the Church of England 
sent out Mr. Henry. As a result the first rn.ss.on 
of the Wesleyans was opened in 1843 and the first of 
the Church of England in 1844. Baptists began work 
in the Cameroons in 1845, crossing from the island of 
Fernando Po. They had gone to Fernando Po in the 
first instance because of repatriated slaves. The Pres- 
byterians from Scotland came to Calabar m 1846 in 
the interest of freed slaves from Jamaica. 

The English government in trying to break up the 
slave trade on the west coast of Africa also aided 
missions. Kidnapped slaves were captured and set 
free These freed slaves often found their way to 
mission schools. In this way Samuel Crowthers was 
found Samuel Crowthers-the Black Bishop, and 
Mary Slessor-the White Queen of Okoyong, are mis- 
sionary hero and heroine for Nigeria. 

Samuel Crowthers' career was unique: A kidnapped 
slave in 1821, a rescued slave in 1822, a mission school 
boy in 1823, a baptized Christian in 1825, a college 
student in 1826, a teacher in 1828, a clergyman in 
1843, a missionary to the country whence he had been 
stolen in 1845, the founder of a new mission in 1857, 
the first Negro Bishop of the Church of England in 
1864 Where is the parallel to such a life? Among 
the many things accomplished by this great African 
missionary statesman we mention but two : 

(1) The first permanent mission in what is now a 
part of the Northern Provinces was started by him at 
Lokoja in 1865. Today there is at Lokoja a flourish- 
ing native church which not only supports its own 
pastor but many outstations as well. 

(2) As a result of Crowthers' efforts there is in 
Southern Nigeria what is known as the Niger Delta 
Pastorate. This is a mission effort of the Church of 
England which is manned and supported entirely by 
Africans. The movement supports more than a dozen 
native clergymen and about 800 lay agents. 

The work at first developed slowly. The first fruits 
came after long years of work. The Presbyterians 
baptized their first convert in 1853 after seven years of 
work. The first confirmation of the Church of Eng- 
land was in 1854 after ten years of effort. Consider- 
able trouble and opposition was encountered in 
the early days. The mission house at Calabar was 
placed under boycott. At Abeokuta all the mission- 
aries were driven from the town. All this was only the 
^symptoms of a great upheaval caused by the growth of 
the living Seed. 

In the midst of all this Mary Slessor went to the 
Calabar district in 1876. As a result of her re- 
markable service and that of her fellow missionaries 
the Scotch mission at the present time enrolls as full 
church members 12,000 people and has more than twice 
that number under instruction, preparing for church 
membership. 

In 1887 at the invitation of some natives who lived 
along the Qua Iboe River, the first worker of the Qua 
Iboe Mission was sent forth. A second worker went 
out the following year. The headquarters of this 
mission are in Belfast, Ireland. In 1890 the first com- 
munion, with eleven natives participating, was held. 
Today this mission has thirty foreign missionaries on 
the field, a full membership of 13,961, more than 24,- 
000 in preparation for church membership and 15.000 
scholars attending day schools. In 1925 the native 
church contributed £13,533 towards the support of 
their own work. This would average more than 
$4.80 per member and is most remarkable when one 
realizes that the average daily wage would perhaps not 
be as much as twenty-five cents. With such a small 
body of foreign workers, most of the work must be 
carried on by native evangelists and teachers. The 
capacity of the African to develop self-supporting 
work is here most splendidly demonstrated. 
' There is one American society that has made a fine 
contribution to the mission work of Southern Nigeria. 
The Southern Baptist Convention sent out workers m 
1850. The Civil War interrupted the work. It was 
reorganized in 1875 and today the convention has 



thirty-three workers-including three doctors. The 
headquarters are at Ogbomosho. In 1921 there were 
eighty-two Baptist congregations with forty-seven out- 
stations. Many of the congregations are self-sup- 
porting and self-governing bodies. The Baptists num- 
her 12,000 as full members and have under instruc- 
tion 16,000 more. 

In this short account it is not possible to go into 
details concerning the great work of the Wesleyan and 
Primitive Methodist Missions. The Christian com- 
munities of these two great societies in Southern 
Nigeria would total more than 50,000. 

The Roman Catholic Mission (Vicariate of the 
Bight of Benin) was established in 1861. 

Religiou, Stati.tics for Southern Nigeria (1921) 

Christians Mohammedans Pagans Total 

Protestants 616,841 
R. Catholics 158,123 
Total ■ 774,964 386,556 7,209,934 8,371,454 

There is a force of about 228 foreign missionaries, 
ei»hty-one of whom are Roman Catholics. 

°The great outstanding missionary fact in southern 
Nigeria is that the day of harvest has come. The 
pagan peoples are turning toward Christianity in such 
numbers that the missions are being taxed to their 
utmost to supply the needed evangelists and teachers. 

Northern Nigeria 

Let us now turn to Northern Nigeria and see what 
has been done in that area. After many refusals and 
much difficulty the Church of England Missionary So- 
ciety founded a permanent mission in the Mohammed- 
an town of Zaria in 1902. This mission has been in 
charge of Dr. W. R. Miller and is the only mission to 
Mohammedans in all that country. Dr. Miller is the 
leading translator for the Hausa Language Committee. 
The Hausa language is spoken by about three and a 
third million people in Northern Nigeria. 

The Sudan Interior Mission is an international 
society with headquarters at Toronto, Canada. Their 
first venture was in 1893. This proved unsuccessful. 
Another attempt was made in 1900 and it was again 
impossible to establish a station. A third expedition 
sent out in October, 1901, was able to establish a sta- 
tion at Patigi, five hundred miles up the Niger. From 
that time on the S. I. M. has had a steady growth. 
The foreign missionary staff of this mission now num- 
bers ninety-four, representing ten different nations. 
It is operating in twelve different languages Forty- 
four churches have been organized and nearly 3,000 
believers baptized. Hundreds more are under definite 
instruction having professed acceptance of the Gospeh 
As a result of their activities there has been established 
at Minna, The Niger Press. Portions of scriptures in 
twenty different languages for missionaries of various 
societies have been printed upon The Niger Press. 

InJ904 the Sudan United-Mission, another interna- 
tional organization, began work with Wase as a base 
considerably eastward of any then existing work. 
They have work elsewhere in the Sudan than in Ni- 
geria In Nigeria alone they have twenty main stations 
and eight outstations. They have about sixty mission-, 
aries on the field in Northern Nigeria. 

The Mennonites from America began work in the 
vicinity of Jebba on the Niger River in 19 They 
now have work at five stations and a staff of fourteen 

missionaries. x T :™,io 

The last society to open work in Northern Nigeria 
has been our own, the Church of the Brethren The 
first party was sent out in the fall of 1922 and located 
a, Garkida on March 8, 1923. Our work is among 



sion to Mohammedans. This is because the govern- 
ment attitude has practically resulted in prohibiting 
Christian Missions in Moslem areas. 

We who are at work in Northern Nigeria should 
do two things: (1) Look forward to and prepare for 
the harvest which shall come as the result of the pres- 
ent Seed sowing; (2) realize our obligation to the 
Mohammedan and plan that he too may not be with- 
out a witness. 



Misiions in Nigeria 
Name of Society Dale oi °'" 

Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society 
Church (of England) Missionary Society 
United Free Church of Scotland 

Southern Baptist Convention 

Qua Iboe Mission 

Primitive Methodist Missionary Society 

Sudan Interior Mission 

Sudan United Mission 

United Missionary Society of Mennonites 1910 

Seventh Day Adventists 



,g Work Nationality 

1843 British 

. British 

British 

U. S. A. 

British 

British 



1844 
1846 
1850 
1887 
1893 



1893 International 
1904 International 

U. S. A. 

U. S. A. 



Dutch Reformed Church of S. Africa 
British and Foreign Bible Society 
Salvation Army 
Plymouth Brethren 
Church of the Brethren 

Garkida, Nigeria. 



1916 South African 



1920 
1920 
1920 
1922 



British 

British 

British 

U. S. A. 



Studying and Meditating on God's Word 

BY CHAS. M. YEAROUT 
-"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word 
of truth" (2 Tim. 2: 15). 

Onk of the greatest hindrances to a successful 
Christian life in these days is ignorance of God's Word. 
The children of God should have a general knowledge 
of the counsel and will of God, as revealed in his 
Word. Otherwise it is impossible to make a proper 
division of it. The school teacher, the lawyer, the 
mechanic, in fact all trades and vocations in the various 
occupations and industries become efficient in their 
work only by study, meditation and application. 

To study God's Word prayerfully and meditate upon 
it is to see God in all his beauty and holiness, and to 
thus see him is to know him ; and to know him is to 
love and serve him ; and to love and serve him is to be 
like him ; and to be like him is to " grow in grace, and 
in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ," and be filled with wisdom and understanding 
in spiritual things, " and be prepared unto every good 

work." 

Our knowledge of the Bible should be impregnated 
with a firm trust and uncompromising faith in God. 
" Faith Cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word 
of God." If our faith is a product of God's Word, 
then our faith must be in God, and his plan of salva- 
tion ; and our faith being produced by God's Word 
will in every instance lead to obedience to God s will. 
We make our calling and election sure by doing the 
things God has commanded us to do. Jesus says: 
" Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have 
eternal life ; and they are they that testify of me. We 
can not search and study the Scriptures with implicit 
faith without coming to and getting into Christ; for 
they testify of him and his work of redemption. 

The Psalmist " hid God's word in his heart that he 
might not sin against him." We should read Gods 
Book and hoard up its precious truths in good and 
honest hearts. The command is: " Seek ye out of the 
book of the Lord, and read." 

The following command of God was given to the 

children of Israel through Moses: "Therefore shall 

n March 8 1923 Our work is among e , ay up these my words in your heart and in .our 

t^^Z^il^ —50,000 ^'-"t^A^^tS 

and 200.000. 

Religiou. Stati.ti" for Northern Nigeria 

Christian 



Mohammedan Pagan 



Total 



Protestant 
R. Catholic 
Total 



17,056 
2,127 
19,183 



6.699,427 



3.279.685 9,998.295 
At present there are about 150 missionaries in 
Northern Nigeria. It will be clearly seen from these 
statistics that mission work in Northern Nigeria is st.l 
freely a matter of Seed sowing. There has as yet 
been no great ingathering. The preponderance of the 
Moslem population is evident. There is but one mis- 



they may be~as"frontlets between your eyes And ye 
shall teach them your children, speaking of them when 
thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest b> 
the way, when thou liest down, and when thou nsest 
un" (Dent 11: 18, 19). In order for the people to 
have carried out the above instruction, they must of 
necessity have been acquainted with God's Word, and 
had an understanding of his teaching. I weU remem- 
ber in my childhood days when the brethren visited or 
met in each other's homes, they would s,t for hour, 
and talk on the Scriptures or religious themes. Thetr 

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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22. 1927 



The Contribution of the Third Gospel 

BY GLENN McRAE 

Luke's facile pen has enriched all Christendom His 
deft strokes and exquisite touches £«»*»«.» 
Christ whom we doubly love. The Tlurd Gospel ha 
s en phasued the humanity of Jesus that no one can 
lit the Master's love for the poor. , lie outcast ■£ 
the common man. The Chnst.au world knows Jesus 
better because Luke wrote. 

Luke probably ranks a close second to the universal 
popularity of John. A group of fifty students was 
re'enuy asked which of the first three Gospels they 
preferred. Ninety per cent expressed preference for 
Lke The few who liked Matthew best d,d so because 
of his fuller account of the immortal Sermon on the 
Mount. But Luke appealed because of h.s mcture of 
,he humanitarian Christ-the Fnend of sinners the 
Defender of the oppressed, the courteous V.sito. , n 
the home, the Man who exalted womanhood, the Com- 
forter of the poor. It is this picture o. Jesus that 
everywhere makes Luke a favorite. 

But what did Luke contribute to our understanding 
and appreciation of Jesus? What did he give us that 
t ,, e other gospel writers did not? Perhaps the best 
way to discover the distinct contribution that Luke 
made is to list those portions from the lite and teach- 
ings of Jesus that alone come from his pen. 

Take a harmony of the gospels, run down the 
columns, and here is what is found that all the other 
„ospel writers omit: The birth of John promised 
(1- 5-25) the announcement to Mary of the coming 
of'jesus '(1: 26-38), Mary's visit to Elizabeth (1: 
39-56) the birth of John the Baptist (1: 57-80) and 
the birth of Jesus (2: 1-7). the incident of the angels 
• and the shepherds (2: 8-20), the presentation in the 
temple of Jesus when he was eight days old (2 : 21-39) 
the normal development of the Christ child (2: 52), 
trie boy when twelve years of age in the temple (2: 
41-50) the raising of the widow's son at Nam (7. 
11-17)' the anointing of the feet of Jesus by the wom- 
an (7- 36-50), the visit to Martha and Mary (10: 
38-42) the story of the rich fool (12: 12-21). the 
woman healed on the sabbath of an infirmity of eigh- 
teen years standing (13: 10-17), the parables of the 
marriage feast (14: 7-14), the lost coin (15: 8-10), 
the unjust steward (16: 1-13) and the rich man 
and Lazarus (16: 19-31), the ten lepers healed (17: 
11-19), the Pharisee and publican at prayer (18: 9-14, 
Zacchsus (19: 1-10). and the walk to Emmaus (24: 
13-35). 

What a wealth of material is here! How rich we 
are because Luke wrote ! How much poorer we would 
be had he not penned his classic Gospel ! 

Luke's first great contribution is in giving us what 
little we know concerning the boyhood' of Jesus. 

The world is eager to know something of the child- 
hood of its great men. Men thrill at the story of the 
vigorous Roosevelt and read with interest of his battle 
to overcome the physical limitations of his childhood. 
The world philosopher Franklin tramping the streets 
of Philadelphia, the great Lincoln swapping yarns in 
a country store, the literary Conrad sailing the high 
seas, these stories enthrall us. Knowledge of the 
youthful struggles and achievements of the great men 
of the earth makes them human and near our own lives. 
It is Luke alone who gives us any knowledge of the 
boyhood of Jesus. He draws aside the curtain long 
enough for us to glimpse a child growing symmetrical- 
ly. A single statement reveals Jesus growing stead- 
ily toward perfect manhood, advancing in wisdom and 
stature and in favor with God and man. The solitary 
incident of the lad questioning the doctors in the temple 
indicates his deepening spiritual insight and portends 
his coming power. We would know more of his boy- 
hood, but for these bits we are indebted to Luke. 

Luke has made another contribution in that he has 
given the world some of its greatest literature. Renan 
once said the Third Gospel is "the most beautiful 
book ever written." The test of literature lies in its 
simplicity of diction, nobility of thought and effective- 
ness of appeal. The parables of the Prodigal Son and 
the Good Samaritan so measured stand supreme. The 



Tories Luke has clustered about the birth ot Jesus 
,e inspired some of the world's greatest an hems 
and have colored the Christmas literature of all tune . 
Luke made another contribution in the frequent ad- 
ditional touches he gave his story. H.s care u la - 
tention to details made possible more titan one reveal- 
ing addition. A single word shows that Jesus .mean 
cross-bearing to be a daily affair. A few added ou he 
and Jesus becomes the man of prayer, sustained thus 
in times of temptation and guided through life s 
crisis points. An extra paragraph and Jesus com- 
passion is revealed anew as Luke helps us to see the 
Master weeping over the beloved Jerusalem. Thus 
with added word or phrase or clause, Luke throws into 
bolder relief the incomparable altitudes of Jesus 

Yet Luke's greatest contribution is not to be ound 
in that which has already been mentioned. Rather it 
is to be found in the lives of men and women, who. 
having read his account and especially those materia s 
he alone gives, have been constrained to begin life 
anew. How many they are only the eternal books can 
reveal But we know that many a man, wallowing in 
sin has come to his senses upon reading ot a Fathers 



love and has arisen and gone to him. The parable of 
the Good Samaritan has loosened the compassion in 
many a heart and made it leap the bounds of race and 
ration. The Story of the Rich Fool has smitten the 
conscience of many a man and made him see the futil- 
ity of trusting in riches. More than one person ot 
wealth has emulated Zacchteus and made Christ a 
Guest in his home. Disappointed hearts on the Em- 
maus way, finding cheer in the presence of Christ, have 
had many a counterpart. These changes wrought in 
human living constitute Luke's greatest contribution. 
Not one of the Gospels would we dispense with 
Each adds its touch to the marvelous character of 
Christ He is fuller and richer and more meaningful 
because all four were written. But the activities of 
Jesus which Luke alone relates add such exquisite 
color to the gospel picture that all are grateful for his 
work We know God better, Christ is nearer and our 
hearts °o out to humanity more because Luke wrote. 
His high purpose to stimulate intelligent faith in Christ 
is thereby realized in us. This is Luke's greatest con- 
tribution. 

Betlwny, Nebr. 



^>u7~Forward Movement 



Edited by J. W. Lear 

„1 Director o( the Council oi Promotion 



One Thing— No. 1 

If he takes his calling seriously, the Christian is a 
specialist. One purpose constantly challenges his 
devotion -and liis talents. A negative and a positive 
attitude he must have, but these attitudes combined 
tend to magnify the singleness of his purpose. He 
may have a thousand cares and perplexities, but all 
of them are faced and solved without losing sight of 
the central idea. Family problems, community prob- 
lems State problems, business problems, etc., may de- 
mand attention, but during the rigors entailed by any 
or all of these, his eye is fixed on the one goal of h.s 
ambitions. 

What can this one thing be? What could it be other 
than making a life? Jesus said to his disciples: I 
am come that ye may have life and that ye may have 
it abundantly." This life cannot be given to the in- 
dividual ready made. The value and character of this 
life may be disclosed and the power necessary to its 
realization may be promised, but the life itself requires 
a definite process. There are conditions that hinder 
and others that help. The choices, however, must be 
made by the individual if he is to succeed. Friends 
may suggest motives and choices, they may encourage 
effort and thus make it easier to choose, but the in- 
dividual must resolve and carry these resolutions into 
effect in order to take-on certain characteristics. 

The perfect goal for this life is the " fulness of 
God" The fulness of God dwelt bodily in Christ 
Jesus our Lord. In Jesus, through his death and h.s 
life, the individual Christian is made full. The glory 
of his life is the pattern for Christian living, " But 
we all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror 
the "lory of the Lord, are transformed into the same 
image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord 
the Spirit" (2 Cor. 3: 18). The Son of God. who 
was the effulgence of God's glory and the very image 
of God's substance, manifested God to man. By 
virtue of this fact Paul declared that the knowledge 
of God could be seen in the face of Jesus Christ. 

Jesus said- "If the eve be single the 'whole body 
will be full of light." " A double-minded man is un- 
stable in all his ways," said James. We repeat that 
this single purpose is a bi-frontal attitude. Paul said: 
" Forgetting the things that are behind." Some of 
us carry so much of the past that we have no energy 
to wisely tackle the future. The sins of the past should 
be forgotten. They can be if they are forgiven. The 
failures of the past should be forgotten. They can be 
if we have profited by them. The successes of the 
past should be forgotten. We can afford to if they 
have been used as stepping stones to further progress. 
Educators taboo negatives in the teaching process. 
Moses, however, found a negative realization neces- 



sary to a positive attitude. The Book says that this 
illustrious leader " refused to be called the son of 
Pharoah's daughter," renounced "the pleasure ot 
sin " and forsook " the treasures of Egypt, and the 
country of Egypt, for a-hfe of faith "in him who is 
invisible." Physically, we are alive and well today on 
account of what we did not as well as what we did 
eat and drink. " Be not conformed to this world 
is good pedagogy when used as a deterrent until the 
Holy Spirit has time and opportunity to transform us 
by giving us a mind both willing and capable of choos- 
ing the good, the beautiful and the true. As long as 
evil is sweetened and sugar-coated it will be necessary 
to label such articles poison, putting on the skull and 
cross bones-at least until an appetite for the whole- 
some and pure is unmistakably established. If parents 
live in an upper flat, or in the second story of a resi- 
dence it would be wise to build a barricade around 
the porch at least, until the child understands the law 
of gravitation and the danger of transgressing. Until 
the power of control from within is sufficient to safe- 
guard against dangers-physical, mental, or spiritual 
—control from without is essential. 



My Witnesses — No. 1 

Jesus is speaking to his disciples and through them 

to us We might not have gotten the message, but 

the Holy Spirit would not let them forget to write it 

down. The Spirit, Jesus said, will " bring to your 

remembrances all that I said unto you" (John 14: 

26) And again the Spirit " shall glorify me ; for he 

shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you . 

(John 16- 14). In so far as Jesus was human he 

claimed no originality for the phrase " of mine," but by 

virtue of his Sonship he claimed partnership with 

the Father to the extent that " All things whatsoever 

the Father hath are mine" (John 16: 15). ine 

Spirit's part was that of declaring the " all things 

through believers even unto the end of the age. So 

then we are witnesses of these things. 

If the opportunity to witness to " all things " of the 
Father revealed in Christ and declared by the Holy 
Ghost is ours, might it not be well to inquire as to 
what witnessing means? Opportunities of such tre- 
mendous consequences evidently entail corresponding 
responsibility. We must respond to the challenge or 
lose both the opportunity and the blessing which fol- 
lows We will be forced to witness or lose the be- 
liever's position. So let us inquire as to what is in, 
volved. 

Receptacle vs. Channel 

Pass it on " H you have a kindness shown, pass it 
on." To affirm what one has seen, heard and experi- 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 



53 



enced conveys the meaning. To keep or to hold back 
forfeits the blessing. To give is to keep and get more. 
To hold is to lose and cut off future supply. " Give 
and it shall be given unto you," etc. (Luke 6: 38). 
If Andrew had not gone after his brother Simon and 
testified to him concerning the Messiah, his disciple- 
ship might have expired soon after the birth. Tongue- 
tied believers run the grave risk of being tied hand and 
foot and cast into outer darkness. Spiritual lethargy 
comes from a lack of exercise. Exercise creates appe- 
tite and hunger finds the divine manger in which 
heavenly fodder is stored. The Father never intended 
the " all things " of his grace to be put into cold stor- 
age Perennial freshness results from passing bless- 
ings on- choked channels soon become receptacles of 
stagnant water ultimately to become barren and un- 
fruitful. A true witness will be " a well of water 
springing up unto eternal life." The amazing growth 
of the apostolic church lies in the fact that they 
that were scattered abroad went about preaching the 
word." 

Unto Death 

The word " witness " comes from the same Greek 
word as our English word " martyr." It evidently 
means to bear testimony though the heavens fall. Peter 
and John after being arrested and charged to withhold 
their testimony concerning Jesus, answered : " We can 
but speak the things we saw and heard." Jesus was 
called by the Revelator, the faithful and true Witness. 
He sealed his testimony with his own blood and thus 
became the Author of eternal salvation to all who 
obey him. Is not this what Jesus had in nund when 
he said- " Whosoever would save his life shall lose it; 
but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same 
shall save it" (Luke 9: 24)? Paul felt the force o 
this relation to his Lord and the Gospel he delivered 
when he told his friends at Miletus: "I hold not my 
life of any account as dear unto myself." And again, 
when his 'friends at Osarea would have detained him 
from going to Jerusalem, he cried: "What do ye 
weeping and breaking my heart, for I am ready not to 
be bound only, but also" to die at Jerusalem for the 
name of the Lord Jesus." 



Well Reported Of 

There is another phase of the subject worthy of 
consideration. It is found in a life that harmonizes 
with the standards enunciated. A word for Jesus, 
backed up bv a " life hid with Christ in God measur- 
ably increases the power of the testimony. _ A testi- 
mony cannot successfully be refuted when it is demon- 
strated by the lives of those who bear record. No 
wonder Paul exhorted Timothy to ordain as official 
representatives for the testimony of the church such 
as had a good report from those outside the group. 
Nothing destroys the power of Christian testimony so 
completely as careless living. Read what is said of 
Cornelius (Acts 10: 22), of Timothy (Acts 16: 2) 
and of Ananias (Acts 22 : 12) . Many church members 
may be self-inhibited on behalf of a verbal testimony. 
Their manner of life is not becoming those who pro- 
fess godliness. Some excuse themselves from the ob- 
ligation of verbal testimony on the ground that their 
good life is their witness to the power of God. ims 
ought not so to be. These are they whose verbal 
testimony will, accomplish most. 



12:05, Luncheon. 
1 : 00, Getting the Best— F. F. Holsopplc. 
1:45, Discussion on Stewardship and Tithing, led by Levi 

Garst. 

Wednesday, Feb. 9 

10:15, Woxship. 

10:35, Bible Interpretation-Titus.-F. F. Holsopplc. \ 

11 : 20, Youth Serving the Church— Minor M. Myers. 
12: 05, Luncheon. 

I : 00, The Church Preparing for Local Leadership— F. t. 
Williar. 

1:45, Discussion on above theme, led by R. D. Boaz. 

Thursday, Feb. 10 

10:15, Worship. 

10:35, I and Myself.— F. F. Holsopplc. 

II :20..The Present Crisis in China— Minor M. Myers. 
12:05. Luncheon. 

1:00. Opportunities for District and Local Church Co- 
operation— R. D. Bowman. 
1 : 45, Discussion on above theme led by W. M. Kahlc. 

Friday, Feb. 11 
10:15, Worship. 
10:35, The Christian Living— Temperance and the Simple 

Life.— D. C. Naff. 
10:55, Our Responsibility to the Weaker Churches.-H. W. 

Peters. 
11:20. The Place of Our Denominational Schools ill our 

New Educational Task.— Paul H. Bowman. 
12: 05, Luncheon. 
1:00, Sisters' Aid Society Conference. 

Each evening evangelistic services will be conducted by 
Rufus D. Bowman of the Roanoke City First church. 
Special Notes 

(1) Friday afternoon will be given to the various 
Boards of both the Southern and First Districts. A final 
joint Board meeting will be held at 2:30 P. M. 

(2) The above program has been arranged for the 
needs of the leaders of our local churches. Elders, pastors 
and Sunday-school workers should be in attendance the 
entire week. 

(3) Each morning session will begin with a worship 
program of twenty minutes. You cannot afford to miss 
this devotional period. 

(4) Sisters' Aid Societies of Cloverdale, Troutvllle and 
Daleville churches will serve a luncheon each day in the 
Y. M. C. A. room. 

(5) Expenses are reduced to a minimum. Tuition and 
Lodging will be free. The only cost will be meals at 35 

"(6)' Crush Bus Lines leave Union Bus Terminal Roa- 
noke as follows: 8:15 A. M.. 11:30 A. M, 4:00 P. M, 
5:30 P. M., 10:00 P. M". C. S. Ikenberry. 

Daleville, Va. . *^~. 



Hagerstown or Frederick City, Md., where they were re- 
lated to the Hause. Baer, and Leatherman families. In 
regard to the others I do not know. 

But I am wondering how much they contributed to 
the lives of their communities. Surely much in the way 
of religious influence must have been thrown out. I 
have been told oi the days when lohn Ebersole, Henry 
Davy and others came to my grandfather's home to 
preach. The meetings, mostly in the summer time, would 
be held in a small grove and throngs of people came to 
listen. 

Wherever their descendants are today I trust they 
are living up to the principles so dearly loved by these 
who doubtless have all gone to their reward. 

Tiffin, Ohio. Leo Lillian Wise. 




ARIZONA 



Glendale.-On 111. evening "c7 Dec! > the ««»«■«« <»»"• '"" 

^ V "T,c C ^nfr\t."ir'"SeVat r cS B in C Lite, ». 
appreciative audience, mar intuit » >», „„ m _ „( nur 

they presented and suggested a method to. sol ng •<"»« »' "' 
problems. Alter their program Bro. Harr.son *»»"•' " »"* 
' „ a very inspiring address. Eld. I. R. Young of Illinois favored 
gave a ury ' ' - 1 a morning Jan. 2. Our council meetings 

wcr."held dulg he week' I DeTJ'.r.d ,11 Sunday-school, Christian 
Worker «ad church officer, were elec.ed for .he coming year Bro. 

JKf 2SSSS X&^JTSS^SZ^flZ 

!"" ' ,„. „..,, chosen as elder. The young people have 

cnasingT Plan!, tTJSTL CIS «TJ»2^ 

Whitcher, Glendalc, Am., Jan. 8. 



ARKANSAS 



Springdale.-We observed Thanksgiving Da, a" * 

at 'he church. The mnrning service consisted of songs and a di_ 
bv Dro. Brown, after which an offering was Idled ol p.«, Sa 1 ring 
sent to the General Mission Board. Lunch was spread and afterward 
some business was transacted. For our Chns.ma, program we fee 
somewhat indebted to the General Miss.or. Board; «h, le^ «« . ■»' 

""'lifted I "^S „ua«er, mtliiig wa, held on New 
W. Day All ehS,", officer,\,er, elcc.ed with the <f'>™°< 
eHer, which matter wa, deferred until our ne* cwjta *« 
„, over V* ... !;:r w t„l"w ar ,nd"t"S7'The EffiWjS 

p-r s .r° r^i erTwo" :i { % s^^ust^ 
us r, ^£r^™**£iS^~J**£ 

™- t i„ c „rt r ,sr i. s ;~ m " 3. ^NSSrTf: 

would advise' those contemplating a change ,0 see ,h,s par. .1 the 
cOUr.tty.-L. W. S.ong. Springdale. Ark . Jan, J. 



CALIFORNIA 



CORRESPONDENCE 



DALEVILLE ACADEMY SPECIAL BIBLE TERM 

The Daleville Academy Special Bible Term will be held 

Feb 7-11, 1927. The general theme will be Our New 

Educational Task. Daily schedules are as follows: 

Monday, Feb. 7 

10:15, Worship. .„. . 

10:35, Bible Interpretation-! ude.-F. F. Ho sopple. 
11:20, Acts a Missionary Book.-M.nor M. .Myers. 

12:05, Luncheon. 

1:00, Home Enrichment.— E. F. Shcriy. 

1:45, Discussion on above theme led by L. A. Bowman. 
Tuesday, Feb. 8 
10:15, Worship. 

10:35, Youth and God.-F. F. Holsopplc 
11:20, The Challenge of Isaiah's Call.-M.uor M. Myers. 



AN OLD TIME LOVE FEAST 

There is nothing unusual about old time love feasts, 

perhaps. But in looking over some old papers belonging 

to my grandfather, Reason Maugans. I am moved to 

much pondering. 

First, some explanations are needful. In four Ohio 
counties, namely: Delaware, Franklin. Union and Mor- 
row there were some members of the Brethren scattered. 
Long, long ago these members were associated with some 
congregation in Northeastern Ohio, although I do not 
know which one. Later on these members were allocated 
to the Stony Creek (Logan) congregation in northwestern 
Ohio. There were four preaching points: one at my 
grandfather's, one at George Walters' near Phansburg: 
one near Dublin-although I do not know the name of the 
home, and one at Cardington-probably at the home o 
Charles Wolfe who was a preacher. I asked my father 
once what became of these members and his reply was: 
"The group never grew enough to form a congregation 
and gradually it died out." Personally I do not know 
of a member in these places named. 

In the old papers referred to I have found accounts 
of love feasts for the years 1862. 1863. 1864 and 1866. I 
imagine after this that they went to other "nBregatlons 
In 1862 fifteen persons or families contributed (19.50 nd 
the expenses for the two days' meeting held at the home 
of George Walters, Aug. 13 and 14, amounted to $1897. 
Among the supplies used were : 70 pounds flour. $2.75; wine, 
"bushels oats; .80 pounds of beef @ 3c per lb I 
another item of flour 55 lbs; 6 pounds of coffee @ 25c, 
2 Tibs butter 6c per lb. and $2 for hay. Also sugar 
val valued a, lltfc per lb A, some later meetings a 
girl was paid $1 for two days' work to assist the hostess. 
I am wondering if some of these names might be 
fani Z to some of our readers: Charles Wo. = Andrew 
and Samuel Culp. Carmiah Hayes, M. C Rogers, Joseph 
Frankta John More, Sr. and Jr., Sidney Hodgen, Jesse 
ana William Scofie.d, Orson Benton. Samuel Swaney 
Emanuel Bovcy, Washington Bacon, Mary Maugans, Rea 
fon Maugans, N. Buterbaugh, James Coe, S.s.er Tompson. 
I Sistfrs Plank. John He.ser, Sister Hamilton George 
Walters and Sister Stockman. These people contributed 
to the expenses of the different love feasts. 

I knowtbat Mary Maugans (step-mother of Reason) 
Reason Maugans and Emanuel Bovey came from Cher 



Raisin City.-The deputation learn from La Verne ga« »» 
interesting program Dec. 16 or, «""»"' W » ^ fivmd mml]y 

young people arc a gre.. , p.r .tor p F „„de,burgh and 

Sao 1 , r= 'SSsJis ,:™: szzz t. «- — ■ 

Stal Our "„'?,!■»,.. Program, a c, ; ,nn,„m,y affair was well 
rendered -Mrs. Nellie W. Hyltor., Carutl.ers, Cahf.. Dec. 25. 

£?," ofVcthlehen. wa. g en by a chorus of abou, thirty voices. 

Keller. Reedley. Calif.. Jan. 2. 

rzvz ^\kir"we B had ^f\^z\::J*£< 

ctTs^'progra'm l£?J by*. SSi ^'^ 
worl IT. moving forward nicely which is an encouragement to the 
leaders-Mrs. D. R. Fox, Denver, Colo.. J.. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 



lltilchis 






impressive. We had long looked !«'» ^.^ ' ^ °gre g a.ion. 

1"; ?av'"e C ve ml DeT k our" CW™ P™U» «a, 'render. 
Thursday excning. l;«c. w. " tois " recite and 

„'„ "ihcir" SSSS jrta.*eK teifmusic was rendered 
Tund, evening, Dec' V a can.ala by t"^*" "' «'; „ „' ,'J 
eoneeded lo be ,h, best ever «"'»„"„"'„ h e"o",lo.k l.r 
by Cora Beard. A. the new year """""',„,„ ,,,„„, „uch 
„„ work here ^^^^^J^.^SZ church faitb- 
improvement. Bro. ana aisici .ipprcciation a 

,„„y during .he P,« Ve.r, ,"d »J %£»*££ .."chri.tma..- 
„r.rS"H S»l '«««.« A 'si., " E., Washington, D. C. 



FLORIDA 



.„ i. j >!.. pleasure of meeting in the young people's 
.5ZS£r£K. ft 'Si: ere ^^^^ 

sentcd b » 'Y.hem ™t, one bo-ly- Bro. J. H. Moore being kept 
young "»l" d '»" » "'Ve 1 was the olde.t minister in year, and 
r ffi e h e°"r £ !n'cet,ng. ,8 Ye'..erd,y a. the potion,, »rvice p. «J 

drscovcred the .«*. ^" e " ^ is5ionarv pageant to a full house — 
our young people prescnttcl a missiuiuu i *> 
I H Crist. MiuMleburg. Fla.. Jan. 11. 

dinner was served at me c chambers of Sebnng gave 

SIS' goo7,,',kT £«' °PPr..ia,ed. Several from here 

i jo „,1 listen ,1 and yuung people's eonierence held at Eustis. 

!",".' Dec »ri," "' 't' ?> '••' nre, in council. Church nhScers 

(Continued on Page 60) 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 22, 1927 




The Prophets in Everyday Life 

BY ERNEST G. H0FF 

XXI Joel on the Day of Jehovah 
One of the most valuable characteristics of a Bible 

SrX"tte variety -*"*-£ 
that we find in the case of Joel. Some regard it as 
Soa. narrative, others as prediction; some inter- 
pret it literally, others allegorically ; some hold it to 
I p re.v apocalyptic, others partially .pocdyptt. 
Scholars have dated the book all the way from 830 
to 130 B C. In the face of such differences of op.mon 
on he part of devout and scholarly interpreters . 
I'd b' presumptuous to take a dogmatic pos.t 
regarding the book. However, we need no be he 
tam about approaching it to search sincerely for i ts 
practica value's. Furthermore, there are some points 
P u P „n which we may have definite convictions and hese 
should determine our general attitude to the book 

Chronological order is being followed generally in 
this series of studies in the prophets. However our 
ptcing of the book of Joel at this point ,s clearly an 

^"0^;^ I Tarl'date is co„- 

rn . Joel must be either one of the ear best or one 
o, the latest of the writing prophets. In the seven. - 
three verses of his book, some one has counted twenty- 
even phrases that occur elsewhere ,n the prophe -c 
writings. Either Joel is very early and thus becomes a 
o" ce of inspiration for many prophets after him, or 
se he stands near the end of the line of prophets and 
gathers a large proportion of his message from thos 
who have preceded him. The early place of his book 
in the canon of the prophets argues strongly m favor 
of the earlier date. ■ . 

Whatever the ultimate meaning of the book it is 
clear that it had its historical setting in an exceedingly 
severe locust scourge. Such scourges occur occasion- 
ally in Palestine. The most recent visitation of this 
kind took place in 1915. The reader who desires o 
understand the imagery of the book of Joel could 
hardly expect to find anything more helpful than the 
article by John D. Whiting in the National Geographic 
Magazine for December, 1915, and its accompanying 
photographs describing the locust scourge of that year 
?„ Palestine. The visitation of Joel's time was so 
severe that it was memorable from generation to gen- 
eration (1 : 2, 3). The various stages of locusts made 
complete devastation of the crops and vegetation (1 : 
4) The vines were devoured so that there was no 
wine; not only were the figs devoured but the fig trees 
themselves were consumed to the wood (1.7). Crops 
were utterly destroyed, so that there was not even an 
offering to bring to the temple (1: 9-12) There was 
no food left in the land for man or beast (1 . 16-18). 
In addition to the destruction of the food supply came 
the drying up of the water supply through a severe 
' drouth (1- 19, 20). The situation was exceedingly 
grievous (2: 3). In 2: 4-9, the devouring creatures 
are likened to a terrible army advancing to besiege 
the city. Consternation prevails before them. No 
efforts avail against them. They are so numerous 
that the heavens and earth seem to tremble with them. 
They darken sun, moon and stars in their flight (2: 
10 ) Some have thought that either an actual army or 
some unhuman eschatological creatures are indicated 
here in chapter two. Such seems unlikely, for m the 
first place they are compared to an army, and an army 
would hardly be compared to itself ; and in the second 
place, when the devastation is relieved, it is still 
spoken of in terms of an actual locust scourge (2 : 18- 
26) It seems reasonable, then, to conclude that an 
actual, historical locust scourge gives the setting for 
chapters 1 and 2. 
What was the meaning of this scourge to Joel? 



First he was convinced that proper conduct in the face 
^this calamity was I— —on and^repe,- 
-^{h^is^it^^inthc^andsofje 
hovah and that it has a moral meaning The e is a 
simple directness about tins interpre tation which de 
mauds our attention. When catastrophes such as 
to m flood, earthquake, drouth, insect scourge or 
s ale, visit us in modern times, we think we do weU 
to expain them in terms of natural law and seek 
science means for mitigating them and preventing 
£r recurrence. Our attitude to them stimulate 
obedience to natural law and promotes progres n 
scientific control of nature and the elements . But do s 
our attitude lead to moral and religious values as in 
1 e ca e of the Hebrew prophets? They regarded I such 
catastrophes as direct visitations of Jehovah i or mora 
ends Are we doing well to minimize or eliminate the 
It elements? Even though these Nj*^ 
in accordance with natural law, is not God backhand 
in the natural law? Is he not st, 1 ruling the una «e 
for mora, ends? Should no. such "™f s ^'°" Va h 
le ad to humiliation and repentance before Jehovah 
Let us be sure that our intellectual progress does not 
t d to mora, retrogression! It sh oulc Irather , , imulate 
moral growth. There is a real problem here which 
challenges devout thought. 

The second element in Joel's interpretation of the 
meaning of die scourge is its suggestive or typical value. 
The judging hand of Jehovah in the locust plague be- 
came a sign of a great future day of judgment and 
^mptionT^is^ofJehova^nient^ 

^^^.^thliday^sraLi/experience 
a wonderful salvation. They will receive a universal 
outpouring of the Spirit of God (2: 28 f ). God w.l 
"how mighty wonders in their behalf and will work a 
fZ deliverance for them (2: 30-32). In restoring 
them from their captivity, he will bring a great destruc- 
tion upon hostile surrounding nations (chapter 3). 
He summons the nations to the battlefield of judgment 
The act of judgment upon the nations will be an act 
of mercy to Israel. God's people wi.l be permanent* 
secure in Zion and will have abundant evidence of 
his presence with them. 

Where will we find the realization of this vivid pic- 
ture of the day of Jehovah? We can be confident m 
so far as the Bible itself is confident. Peter found the 
"realization of the promise of Spirit outpouring .at 
Pentecost (Acts 2: 17-21). In defense of the Chi- 
lians in their manifestations of power, he quoted the 
entire passage of Joel 2: 28-32. This passage ^con- 
tains several of the positive elements of Joels day of 
Jehovah; the outpouring of the Spirit the signs and 
wonders, and the opening of the way of sa vafon. -We 
sometimes find it difficult to follow Peters use the 
Joel reference here. We are inclined to feel that the 
wonders in heaven above and signs on earth beneath 
the darkening of the sun and the turning of the moon 
to blood, ought to be accomplished literally in order to 
fulfill Joel's prediction. But Peter clearly applied the 
passag to the " mighty works and wonders and sign 
which God did by him [i. e., Christ] in the midst of 
you " ( Acts 2 ; 22) , and to the manifestations of power 
'attending the outpouring of the Spirit of Pentecost 
<vv 16 33). Indeed to Peter, these wonders which 
were connected with his spiritual experience with Jesus 
and the Holy Spirit, must have been more significant 
than any changes in the physical universe ever could 
be (cf. Acts 2; 43, 47; 3; 1-10; 4: 4, 31; 5. 41, 42 

6 ■ 7 ■ 11 ■ 15) There was a time when the d.saples were 
somewhat speculative and sought signs (e. g., Matt. 
24-3) But under the power of the Spirit any specu- 
lative interest that they may have had was pushe I far 
into the background by the present reality of Ho y 
Spirit power operating in their lives with a view to 
practical spiritual evangelism. This is evident through 
out the book of Acts. In it the early church presents 
a challenge to the modern church. 

Peter has nothing to say regarding the judgment 

phase of Joel's day of Jehovah, or the permanent 

Xtion 1 security of Israel in Zion. It is .uteres - 

ing to raise the question as to how he would have ap- 



plied these phases of Joel's teaching if he should have 
pnea uie»e p j suppose that 

had occasion to use them. It is sate to vi 
he would have interpreted them in harmony with the 
ethical ideals and the universal spiritual outlook of 
Jesus Certainly this would present a safe and pract. 
cal standard of interpretation also for us. 
Chicago, 111 -•-. 



The Pastor and the B. Y. P. D. 

BV H. H. HELMAN 

TJnoer the above caption the writer will present a 
series of articles, addressed to our pastors, in an at- 
tempt to make clear to them the program, plans, pur- 
ees and aims of the Young People's Commission 
through the organized B. Y. P. D.'s of the churches 

The Commission realizes that the key mar , ,r .the 

local church for the promotion of the B. Y. r\ u. is 

r e pa tor We also appreciate the fact that often the 

pastor is ready and willing to promote the young peo- 

pes program, but has had no opportunity to find out 

what i is and how to put it on with his own young 

: onle We have found also that pastors do not know 

wtere'to secure the information they need Confusion 

'is as to whom they may write. Many pastors 

woTld ike some one of experience to come into their 

congregation and assist them in setting up the prograrm 

We shall give, as nearly as we can, the personnel of 

L national and District promoting groups, and a so 

others of experience upon whom pastors may call for 

assistance. 

We appreciate this also, that many terms are in 
current use in young people's work that are not dea 
In their meaning, especially to those not accustomed 
to Peakin n fhe vernacular of religious education. 
So we shall try to clearly define terms, and make all so 
ct; that willing pastors can proceed to organize then 
young people after the proposed plans. 

The Commission recently held a conference here 
in Elgin with a number of young people from diffei- 
nt Districts who are wrestling with the ^young peo- 
ple's problems in the local church. This great y 
he Led us to appreciate more fully the situation ou 
i, he local churches. We try to constantly visual 
the average local group of young people with the 
Editions that surround them. Each member of the 
Commission has had experience in promoting young 
peope' programs; three of them being pastors and 
de hng with them in the local church, and two dealing 
wUh the program in its District and national ph ses. 
Tnt experience makes us -T^** *"£ to '^ 
group whatever their problems or difficulties. 

It will help the writer to more fully meet the ques- 
tions the pastors have regarding the work if they w. U 
trite him' regarding their special problems or difficul- 
ties in organizing or conducting a B. Y. F. u. 

James 

BY EZRA FLORY 

WE now come to what is called the Catholic (Gen- 
er ,l) epistles to churches. These seven epistles are 
aid Catholic because they are not directed to any 
one church, but as circulating letters for a number 

The author of James is the brother of our Lord. 
He writes from Jerusalem. Some think that ecause 
he does not mention Gentiles, this is perhaps the oldest 
letter of the New Testament. This is to be doubted. 

The cause of the letter is a misapprehension of Chris- 
tians about faith and faith alone being necessar> -to 
salvation. It is the Gospel of good works of stead 
fastness and patience. Its theme is " P-t-Uodh- 
ness " There are warnings against a barren faith un- 
charitable judgment and undue respect for the rich. 
Analysis: Salutation— 1: 1. 
Exhortation to patience in suffering the w.ll of God 

^Exhortation to patience in doing the will of God- 

1 'Exhortation to patience in awaiting the will of God 
-5:1-18. 
Elgin, III 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 



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HOME AND FAMILY 







Thorns or Roses 

BY ELLA SMITH 
Arc you scattering thorns or roses 

As you journey along through l.fe?- 
Does your face reflect the sunbeams 

Or the shadows oi clouds and str.le? 

Do the little ones gather around you 
In search of the flowers so sweet, 
Or shrink from the thorns often scattered 

So thickly about your feet? 
Do the young people come for the roses 

Ever found within your hand. 
0r shrink when they see you coming. 

Lest you're just from the thorny land? 
Do older ones ask for the blossoms 

Of kindness and patience and prayer, 
Or shrink from your sharp words so thorny, 

And cold glances so hard to bearl 
Just pause and cast a glance backward 

O'er the pathway your footsteps have trod, 
And see if the seed you are sowing 
Has come from the garden of God. 

Rocky Ford, Colo. 



The Parable of the Prodigal Parents 

SELECTED BY MRS. J. Z. GILBERT 

Behold a certain son had two parents 
And one of these parents said unto the son: : G»* 
us for the next ten years that portion _ of time and 
strength which we have pledged to thee. 

Ami the son divided among them that time and 
strength which rightfully belongeth unto the chlUL 

And not many days after these parents gathered all 
Je her and took their journey into a far country, and 
!nere wasted their time and strength on that which con- 
cerned not their child. 

And behold there was a daughter also in that home 
but her mother knew her not. For while h, parent 
spent much time playing games, t was always w.th 
other women and never with her daughter. 

And lo, she attended musicals and lectures and read 
hooks and magazines for her own »™£* and 
pleasure, yet she never shared them wtth her 

da And er so this parent became popular and honored 
throughout that whole region, for all women knew her 
•I person or by reputation, and withal her home knew 

'"And' likewise the prodigal father spent his waking 
moments in riotous selfishness. And he was succ essfu 
in business and was saving money but in dmng he 
was losing his boy. And withal he called himself a 
ood 1 ovider. And moreover, when evemng came 
te prodigal father spent his time with other men or 
It home with his face buried deep in the evening 
paper while his son longed for the fellowship of a 

^And lo, after a few years diere came a great famine 
in the soul of these parents, »d they began to b^.n 
want, and to be hungry for the life that sat she. And 
in their despair they joined themselves to more pleas 
ure and they fain would have filled their souls with 
the real pleasures of life; but no business office, nor 
amusement place, nor club gave aught to them 

And when they came to themselves they sa.d . We 

have ml e terrible mistake ; we perish with hunger for 

u children; we will arise and go to our ch dre„ and 

we will say unto them:' We have s.nned agamst heav 

n Id home, and your young hearts ; we are no mo re 

worthy to be called your parents; let us, we beseech 

thee, come back again to share the happy meal hour 

the games at the fireside, and the comradeship of your 

i0y A :a Se parents rose up hastily and returned to 
the? former abiding place. And while they were a far 
off, alas no son ran to meet them and no daughter fell 
on their necks and kissed them. 

And in great heart-sickness they crept into the hou , 
now dreary and untenanted, and mto the room of their 



son Here they had fondled him tenderly and 

smothered him with caresses when he was an urf an. 

In this room they had tucked him mto bed many » 

and they had prayed together that God would make 

out of him a great, strong man. And beho d hisroom 

was in great disorder and over it all were signs of 

revelry. , 

And in like manner did they enter into the room of 

their daughter, their first-born, the joy and pride of 

heir early married life. Visions o bright ribbons 

and dainty baby dress were before their eyes. Ala , 

they found in their stead extreme clothing, salacious 

literature and cigarette stubs. _ 

And behold they were sorely grieved in their heart, 
and they cried out with a loud voice: 

■' Bring instead of the best robe, the sackcloth and 
put it about us; no rings for our fingers, no shoes for 
our feet no fatted calf for our table; let us not eat and 
be merry, but fast and be sad, for as parents we were 
alive but are dead; were found, but are lost! 

And in that day was the scripture fulfilled which 

saith : 

"There was a voice heard in Ramah, 
Weeping and great mourning, 

An^r^^^co^d, because , hey were not, 
-W. S. Terrell in " The International Journal of Reli- 
gious Education." 
Los Angeles, Calif. 



think of your girl as a modern Red R.dmg Hood going 
out into the wilderness of sin. Then pray God to for- 
give you her mother, and help you to be her faithful 
guide ; the one who protects her by helping her carry 
the breastplate of virtue, and as the one who points 
out the wolves of the wilderness. 
Columbus, Ohio. 



Little Red Riding Hood 

BY LULA R. TINKLE 

Few are the children who do not know and love the 
oft repeated story of Little Red Riding Hood. They 
on repeats , dramatize 

hear it again and again, they read it, tney 
it but still it thrills and stimulates the imagination 
Even older folks find themselves taking an interest in 
the charming little girl and the wily old wolf. 

Have you seen any of the modern Red Riding 
Hoods? I think I have. I have observed some inno- 
cent, charming girls arrayed in the brightest scarlet 
I mean that sensational, devilish type of dress that 
attracts the eve and exposes the physical charms. They 
were decked with paint and jewels, then they paused for 
Section before their fond deluded mothers, who 
sent their Red Riding Hoods out into the wilderness £ 
sin, not on errands of mercy or service, but to seek 
he fleeting pleasures of life. Then I shut my eyes and 
onder There they are flitting about ******£ 
seeking sweet perfume on the blooming fields of sin, 
Tod wonder what wily old wolf will be the first to 
come their way. They are young their knowledge o 
the great world before them is limited. No one has 
ever warned them, no one has pointed out the p.. alls 
beneath all this deceitful array of glowing colors 
j Z music, and feigned hospitality Then I know that 
unless some true friend finds and rescues them they 
must surely be dragged into the nets of sin. 

Mothers have a natural desire to see their girls at- 
tractive, pleasing, and popular. Mothers, does it 
satisfy and please you to see your girls going out into 
society arrayed in that attractive, bewitching apparel . 
Do you fee. that such scarlet attire will help to win 
for them a place in the hearts of the purest minde , 
best thinking people? Do not delude yourselves^ Re- 
vealing one's physical charms only detracts from that 
which is real beauty in woman, the pure muni the 
sweet modesty, the feminine emotions. Gaudy and im- 
modest apparel can never be a good setting for virtue, 
urlty and modesty. If a mother wants her daughter to 
", and hold the approval of those who are pure and 
good if you want her to bring joy to others and service 
The world, then help her to value the truly Jbeau rfu 
and modest apparel that helps to emphasize and re eal 
her spiritual beauty, her purity and modesty U .» a 
halo that protects her priceless virtue. Help her to 
eTb neath the sham of those who seek to ure the in- 
nocent While she is yet young in years help her raise 
"h gh standard of ideals that will guide and protect 
her m later years. If ever you are tempted to encour^ 
a by word or deed, that scarlet adornment, stop and 



Story of a Baby— From Real Life 

BY J AS. A. SELL 
"Take this child away, and nurse it for me. and I will 
give thee thy wages" (Ex. 2: 9). 

IN the beginning of the month of November 19» U 
young mother for some unexplained reason felt that 
she could not properly care for and raise her newborn 
child, and gave it over to the care of the almshouse 
managers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. 
- They made it known through the Altoom Mirror, a 
daily paper, that the baby could be had for adoption ,n 
a respectable family. In less than one week there 
were seventy-five applications. This indicated a 
rush for first chance. Of course, seventy-four were 
disappointed. . . , 

All this makes the case intensely interesting and 
wonderful. The first wonder is how a mother, even 
in distress, can consent to give her baby away to a 
stranger. She tastes the sweetest drop in the cup ot 
her existence when her firstborn child is pressed to 
her bosom. What anguish must have pierced her 
heart when cruel fate made it necessary for this de- 

Ci Ts n the Lord speaking to her from behind a cloud? 
What will be revealed when the curtains are lifted. 
What will the future of this child be? The Lord some- 
times takes up little things and works out wonderful 

results. . ., _ 

"He plants his footsteps 111 the sea, 
And rides upon the storm." 
We wonder again why it was that so many hearts 
were opened to receive this little stranger. Maybe its 
e,p essness. tenderness and innocence are what touched 
th chords of mother love. This suggests that deep 
down in human nature the world is better than it seems 
often to be. Again, we wonder if this may not be the 
best way to conduct child rescue work. 

Bro. David Emmert of precious memory the pio- 
neer in child rescue work in the Church of the Bre h- 
re" gave it as his experience that the demand for 
dependent children was greater than the supply. 
Hollidaysburg, Pa. 






Ten Auto Commandments 

t I w.ll not allow my car to take me from God. 
H I will not worship it, nor serve it. nor follow 
i^or allow it to take me anywliere |£"£g 
Jesus to go with me and in it. I will expect 
me to serve God better. 

HI I will not allow it to cause me to bring re- 
proaches on God and his servants. 

TV I will use it on God's day only for God s work. 

help the Kingdom of God. 

V I will make it a blessing at all times for the 
agld, the infirm, the lonely, the shut-ins, and those who 

%?nu"mii shall not be because I am breaking 
th e pee hmits,'nor allowing it to be carelessly dnvem 

S;::^ casing .estionablechara^ 
VIII It shall not cost me more than I can afford to 

church dues. 

IX. I will not allow my car to cause me to exag 

Ti will no, covet another's car. though it be finer 
^i\ni:: but will be happy with my own as long as 

it renders the service I ^A.Seleeted. 



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Calendar for Sunday, January 23 

Prayer in the Christian Life.— 



Sunday-school Lesson, 

Mark 1 35; 14: 32-36; Matt. 6: 9-13. 

' Christian Workers' Meeting. Church Fathers in Afnc 
4- •> 4* * 

Gains for the Kingdom 

One in the Nampa church. Ida. 
Eight baptisms in the Ambler church, Pa. 
Two baptisms in the Oakland church, Calif. 
Three baptisms in the Ottawa church, Kans. 
Two baptisms in the Sabetha church, Kans. 
Three baptisms in the Rice Lake church. Wis. 
Eleven additions to the Sunnyside church, Wash. 
Fourteen additions to the Summitville church. Ind. 
Ten baptisms in the West Green Tree church. Pa. 
Three baptisms in the Garden City church, Kans. 
Two baptisms in the New Philadelphia church, Ohio 
Seven baptisms in the Bethel church, W. Va 
F.kc of Oakland. Md., evangelist. 

Nine baptisms in the Walnut Grove church. Va., Bro. 
J R Jackson of Relief. N. C, evangelist. 

Three baptisms in the Prices Creek church, Ohio, Bro. 
S. Z. Smith and wife of Sidney, Ohio, evangelists. 

Eleven baptisms in the Spring Run church, Pa., Bro. 
Joseph Clapper, of Yellow Creek, Pa., evangelist. 

Three baptisms in the Oak Grove church, Ohio, Bro. 
H M. Coppock of Tippecanoe City, Ohio, evangelist. 

Three additions to the Killbuck church, Antioch house, 
Ind., Bro. F. E. McCune of Kitchel. Ind., evangelist 

Eight baptisms in the Hermosa Beach church, 
Bro. H. M. Brubaker of Raisi 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 

Bro. Joseph S. Ri.tenhouse is finishing his college work 

at Blue Ridge this spring and will be in position to take 

p , pastorate by the middle of June. He and his wife 

have both had experience in Vacation Bible School work. 

Address him at New Windsor, Md. 

Bro John S. Noff.inger, Secretary of the General Edu- 
cational Board, has done the cause of true ediiea.ior , a va - 
uable service in his book recently published by the Mac 
entitled Correspondence Schools, L.y- 
It is one of a series of publications 
by this company under the general title of Studies in Adult 
Education. It "presents the findings of an investigation 
le at the instance of the Carnegie Corporation of New 



that in many issues last summer an 



d fall the local news 



not total more than half 
to do the best we can 
that is whether we face 



millan Company, 
ceums, Chautauquas. 



part of the " Messenger " did 

what it is in this issue. We try to do the best we can 

under the varying circumstances- 

a feast or a famine. 

In answer to several inquiries we would state that It IS 
not in accord with our general church policy to encourage 
promiscuous solicitations throughout the Brotherhood by 
letters or otherwise on the part of individuals tn need of 
financial help. Such should be advised to 
through the regular agencies _ that their jase: 



York as part of a larger survey of adult education in he 
United States." It enables the reader to appreciate the 
magnitude of "extension work" in education, and helps 
him ,o distinguish between what is honest and wort, 
while and what is counterfeit and practical y worthies . 
It tells of so-called " universities " which profess to teacl 
in twelve lessons subjects actually requiring 
for their mastery, and which 



seek relief 
nay be 
properly considered, to "the end that no -one in. 
suffer and that relief may be provided with due regard to 
the good name of the church and the best interests of all 
concerned. .J. *> •> *> 

Special Notices 

To the Churches of Middle Pennsylvania: All queries, 
ntended for the coming District Meet- 



application 



years of 
award the de- 
or of Philosophy for $8.50 cash in advance" 
It is a needed piece of work well done. There are 145 
pages and the price is $1.50. 



the hands of the Secretary before Feb. 20 
- on the program.-J. C. Swigart, Matta- 



E. T. 



Calif., 
City, Calif., evangelist. 



Our Evangelists 



the 



ich the 



hboi 



ny? Will so 



Miscellaneous Items 

"Were you altogether satisfied with your religious life 
and spiritual progress during 1926?" asks the " Community 
Review " of the University Park church, Md„ Bro. Roger 
D. Winger, pastor. What should the answer be? 

"Goodness U expressed more in usefulness than in pro- 
fession If Christians served and praised God more the 
world would doubt him less." This is what one pastor 
put into a recent message to his people. Was he right? 

Have you any song books which you have discarded 
but which are still good for service? The Jones Chapel 
mission point would appreciate them and would gladly pay 
express or postage. Address Mr. Slone Staggs, Daleville, 
Va. 

It was written on the margin but seemed to us not the 
least important part of this correspondent's New Year's 
■1 do enjoy the 'Messenger' and 'Visitor.' 1 
it into a few homes. We are urging others to 



of these meetings? 

Bro. Wm. E. Thompson of Polo, III., to begin Feb. 20 in 
the Lima church. Ohio. 

Bro. F. E. McCune of Kitchel. Ind., to begin Jan. 24 in 
the Muncie church, Ind. 

Bro. John R. Snyder of Huntingdon, Pa., to begin Jan. 
30 in the Bannerville church, Pa. 

Bro. Ralph G. Rarick of Milford. Ind., to begin Jan. 26 
at Nampa, Idaho and Feb. 16 at Payette, Idaho. 



Personal Mention 

™Bro. R. H. Miller, weekly contributor to the Quiet Hour 
column, is assisting in 



on the next 
Keller and 
Trimmer and S. S. 



L 



the Elizabethtown Bible Institute 
this week. 

Southern Pennsylvania is to be represented 
Hershey Standing Committee by Elders J. L 
M. A. Jacobs, with Elders Jacob 
Miller as alternates. 

It there an elder in the church somewhere who has 
served in that capacity more than fifty-nine years? If 
not, Bro. S. Z. Sharp has been an elder longer than any 
other person now living. 

Bro. C. A. Lewis of Champaign, III., has been making a 
few simple mathematical calculations. He says that dur- 
ing 1926 there were reported in the "Messenger" 6,877 
additions to the church, 1.412 deaths and 311 marriages. 

Bro. J. E. Dafler, Brookville, Ohio, nearly eighty-five, is 
taking the church paper his fifty-fifth year. He has " not 
missed a year since 1872" and "can't do without our 
'Messenger' as it is the best paper we can get to read 
in our old days." 

Sister Bertha M. Neher, Secretary of the General Wel- 
fare Board and regular contributor to the " Teachers' 
Monthly," will have a delightful and much needed vaca- 
tion for the next two months or thereabouts. She has 
joined the " Christian Herald " party which sails this 
week for a cruise of the Mediterranean and visit to many 
adjacent points of interest. 

One hundred and fifteen persons were enrolled at the 
Bethany Conference on religious education. They were 
from Virginia. West Virginia. Maryland, Pennsylvania. 
Tennessee, Texas, Missouri. Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, 
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, China 
and India. A number earned credits in the Standard 
Training Course. Secretary Flory tells us. 

Bro. M. W. Emmert is again spending a little while at 
the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Under date of Jan. 12 
he writes: "I am looking forward to the recovery of 
my health to some extent. At least I hope to be able yet 
to render some service to the Lord's work, though it may 
not be as vigorous as it has been in the past. I hope 
however that my renewed spiritual strength may com- 
pensate for my physical weakness." 



greeting: 
am pilttin] 
take it." 

Is thu correspondent about right when he says : " Some- 
times I feel it takes so much of our strength, means and 
effort to keep our church machinery running that in 
various ways we may forget that it is the Lord we are 
to serve and not our church"? 

" We procured 500 new hymnals and then thought it 
would be quite fitting to have them dedicated," so writes 
the correspondent from a well known congregation in 
Middle Indiana. The service consisted of music by the 
church chorus and a dedicatory address on The Value of 
Sacred Song. 

One live church made an every member canvass for 
"Messenger" subscriptions on a recent Sunday afternoon. 
Ninety were secured, twenty-six of which were new. A 
little later the total was raised to one hundred thirty- 
three. Isn't there some inspiration in that for your con- 
gregation to go and do likewise, something similar at 
least? 

In the McPherson College Bible Institute program as 
published in last week's paper there were two names a bit 
confusing because of their similarity. H. F. Richards is, 
of course, the pastor of the McPherson church. The F. 
G. Richard mentioned is State Sunday-school Secretary 
for Kansas. We are indebted to Bro. John L. Hoff for this 
last bit of information. 

" Let me search deeply in my life to learn what keeps me 
from knowing the Scriptures as I should, even to reading 
the Sunday-school lesson before coming to^ school. Hon- 
estly, do I not give time to other things, perhaps good in 
themselves, which if given to the Bible would render me 
larger benefit?" A good suggestion for meditation this, 
from one of our earnest pastors. 

Success or failure depends largely upon one's mental 
altitude. For the things which completely floor one indi- 
vidual may be used by another as stepping stones to suc- 
cess. These sentiments were suggested by a correspond- 
ent's comments on the local outlook. It was something 
like this : " There are many things to discourage, but they 
arc only a challenge." What do you distil from the sit- 
uation you face— despair or courage? 

Notes from our correspondents fill about nine columns 
in this issue of the " Messenger." And we could have 
filled more space, for the holiday season is always a period 
of unusual activity in the local church. Not only is there 
more church news to report after the holidays, but on or 
near Christmas is a favorite time to get married, with the 
result that our matrimonial notices have picked up notice- 
ably of late. Winter is also a time when the death rate is 
high. The regular obituary matter in this issue is about 
twice what it usually runs. Thus the departments in the 
church paper which reflect local news are always crowded 
at this season of the year. But if we seem to be giving 
undue space to this type of matter it should be remembered 



reports, or matte 
ing must be 
that it may appea 

"western Pennsylvania readers please note that all busi- 
ness and reports that are to be published in the program 
for District Meeting of Western Pennsylvania should be 
in the hands of the undersigned not later than March 1. 
The District Meeting will be held in the Wmdber church, 
April 18-20.— D. P. Hoover, Windbcr, Pa. 

The District of Oregon is trying to gather material for 
a Church History of the District. We would be glad to 
receive any suitable material for same from anyone that 
could furnish it. We would like to have some biography 
of the early church leaders in the District: also interest- 
ing facts might be found in some of the early 
Meeting Minutes or records 
material either to Dr. D. M. Brow 
Ashland, Ore., or to the undersigned.- 

Churche, of Oregon. The members of the District Wel- 
fare Board were authorized by the last District Meeting 
to incorporate and get a charter to do business in the 
State of Oregon. We are ready to be incorporated; al 
we lack is the money. We your Welfare Board ask that 
h church in the District set apart the first ^Sunday in 



church councils. Send 
:r. 216 Central Ave., 
-H. H. Ritter, Mabel, 



March as Welfare Sunday and lift a liberal offering and 
send at once to the District Secretary, Mrs Blanche 
Lininger, Ashland, Oregon.-Leandcr Smith, Chairman, 

Mvrtle Point, Ore. 

* * * * 

Mission Receipts for Wednesday, Jan. 12 

Each week the General Mission Board will report in these column, 

.recent day's J""^"" 'X.cTa , ' ~" theousi- 
dtfferent day o the -1 I n „ nda , gains 

?"'t£ Kingdom £ : ..poned* for Wednesday. Jan. 12, »27. 

Elgin, 111., $.50 for World-wide. 
Akron, Pa., $5 for World-wide. 
Fredonia, Kans., $5 for World-wide. 
Mingo, Pa., $160.85 for World-wide. 
Mt. Joy, Pa., $2.50 for Junior League. 
Galesburg, Kans., $8 for World-wide. 
Conew.go, Pa., $11.12 for World-wide. 
Hatfield, Pa, $118.06 for World-wide. 
Reading, Ohio, $27.25 for World-wide. 
Reading, Pa., $128.81 for World-wide. 
W. Cone.toga, Pa, $5 for World-wide. 
Heidleberg, Pa, $20.18 for World-wide. 
Mounrville, Pa, $11.94 for World-wide. 
Elmdale, Mich, $21.53 for World-wide. 
Olympia, Wash, $27.89 for World-wide. 
Cone.toga, Pa, $77.46 for World-wide. 
Sugar Valley, Pa, $50 for Africa Mission. 
Indian Creek, Pa, $50.53 for World-wide. 
Grants Pass, Oregon, $30 for World-wide. 
Mechanic Grove, Pa, $76.77 for World-Wide. 
East Petersburg, Pa, $43.22 for World-Wide. 

Sunnyside, Wash., $197.02 for Junior League. 

Hickory Grove, Ind, $141.51 for World-wide. 

Pleasant Valley, W. Va, $15 for World-Wide. 

Lebanon, Va., $25 for India Boarding School. 

Bridgewater, Va, $10.32 for Emergency Fund. 

Middle Iowa churches, $10 95 for World-wide. . 

South Beatrice, Nebr, $120.14 for Junior League. 

Lower Stillwater, Ohio, $6.25 for India Share Plan. 

Ephrata, Pa, $35.40 for Africa Mission (hospital). 

Ridgely, Pa, $17.11 for World-wide; $37.72 for Junior 

Spring Grove, Pa, $30 for World-wide ; $28.35 I 

M H.'rri.burg, Pa, $35 for World wide; $99.69 for Liao 
Chou Hospital. 

Spring Creek, Pa, $25.69 
Junior League. 

Western Pennsylvania Sunday-schools $1,000 

sionary support. 

Eastern Pennsylvar 
oi Kathryn Zieglcr. 

Midway, Pa, $49.50 for India Boarding School; $30 tor 
Home Missions (evangelism) ; $15 for Ministerial and Mis- 
sionary Relief. 



India 



for World-wide; $8.75 for 



for mis- 



Sunday-Schools, $500 for support 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 



57 



AROUND THE WORLD 





Beating the Kaiser 

Publication of the German budget for 1927 disclosed the 
interesting fact that the cost of administration now great- 
ly exceeds the sums required when the Kaiser was in 
power. The pre-war budge, was only 5,500.000,000 gold 
marks-or $1,375,000,000. The budget proposed for the 
current year is 10,500.000,000 gold marks, or the equivalent 
of $2 625,000,000. Of course, no one knows just what the 
Kaiser might now be helping to spend if he were ,n power. 
And there may be real comfort here, for the Kaiser s 
personal expenses were $9,000,000 as against the sum of 
$149,000 proposed for Pre sident von H mdenburg. 

Worse Than Bugs 

Most farmers will admit that insect pests are bad 
enough. For that bright red apple that you had for lunch 

as dean and sweet to the core as the result of frequent 
applications of spray. There is no telling ,us. how many 
bugs or worms died that your luscious apple could come 
to perfection. But while bugs are bad, and entaiLvast 
expense it is said that disease is even more destructive. 
The State Natural History Survey completed recently m 
Illinois indicates that blights, rusts, rots and moulds are 
no, only more insidious in their attacks, but perhaps a 
least a third more destructive as loss is measured in dollars 
ami cents. Eternal vigilance is the price of success on the 
farm as well as in othe r lines of wo rk. 

Modern Brigands 

Chicago auto thieves seem to have hung up a new rec- 
ord during 1926. Thus 12,521 machines with an est. mated 
value of a little less than $10,000,000 were stolen accord- 
ing to figures announced by Chief of Police Collins. But 
the enterprise of the thieves was matched by the energy 
of the police. During the same period they recovered 
9095 of the ears stolen in Chicago and 521 automobiles 
taken elsewhere and brought to Chicago for disposal. 
. Once men stole or otherwise captured members of their 
own kind and sold them into bondage. Indeed slavery 
still persists in some out of the way corners of the 
world. Then, too, we have had horse and cattle thieves^ 
Today such activities are out of date in most civilized 
lands, but the parasite type of man persists and preys on 
his fellow-men in other ways. Autos, jewels and moon- 
shine seem to be his present special ities. 

What lbanez Wants for Spain 
Spain's best known novelist, Vicente Blasco lbanez, is 
in exile at Mentone, France. Through the past Spanish 
authorities have had a habit of banishing the classes and 
individuals with the most initiative and brains from the 
country It looks as though the Spanish government was 
running true to form in the case of lbanez, at least here 
is what he is quoted as saying he wishes for Spain-: " All 
I ask for— and that is why my own people put me in prison 
and want to kill me !-are schools and freedom and a life 
this side of beggary for my people-only a little bit like 
you have in the United States. That is all I ask. But I 
cannot have it from the king, so I say then the king is 
a tyrant and we can only get these things if there is a 
republic. Without the things I ask there is no morality! 
All I want to see in my generation is these great things 
started. Administration for schools as well as for army 
and navy. Equal rights for Protestants, and not perse- 
cution. Schools for all and progress must follow. We 
have but a little country. But the church and the army 
eat up more than the people. . . . My idea is simply 
to instill in the people the facts of their own deficiencies, 
and then the future will take care of itself. It must be 
sown and developed or Spain will die of dry rot." 



power will be available for new purposes. The improve- 
ment in social conditions so much desired is not 
obtained by wage-battles, which usually are costly 
and wasteful, or by victories for wage-earners 
which result in higher prices to consumers, but as Mr. 
Green describes, by 'expanding productivity so that the 
cost of the manufactured article will be reduced instead 
of increased.' " A concrete illustration of how wage in- 
creases have been more than offset by economies in pro- 
duction, which is a combination making for general pros- 
perity may be illustrated from figures for wages and the 
prices of products in the steel industry. Wages of all the 
employes of the United States Steel Corporation were 
150 per cent more in 1925 than in 1901. During approxi- 
mately the same period the composite price of steeel prod- 
ucts increased 31.31 per cent, really not enough to offset 
the decrease in the purchasing power of the dollar for the 
period. Hence, the prosperity of the corporation and its 
employes was not at the expense of consumers, but with 
them, through economies in production. 



THE QUIET HOUR 



SnCupstlonn *°r the tVeekly Hcvotlonal Mc 
Prayerful, Private Meditation. 



How We Learn 

Now that almost fourscore children have lost their 
lives in a movie fire panic at Montreal, Que., and another 
noted movie star has suffered eclipse, many people are 
seeing anew the sordid side of the movies. Here is what 
the Marquis de Roussay de Salles, chairman of the Quebec 
board of censors of moving pictures, felt stirred to say 
after the Montreal disaster: "Not one picture out of 
200 is fit for children to see." This view is seconded by 
Judge Lecroix of the Juvenile Court who has to say con- 
cerning his experience: "The ave'rage moving picture is 
not for a juvenile to see. The child does not understand 
the various problems and themes of the pictures. The 
result is a great strain on the nervous system. The child 
is exhausted afterward, and the next day in school is 
tired, restless, and distracted with the ideas he has been 
absorbing in the moving pictures. I wish I could im- 
press upon the public how juvenile delinquency is af- 
fected by the moving pictures. Boys and girls of every 
age find great attraction in a moving picture. Ihey 
are very often forbidden to go. or else they are too poor 
to afford it. Then they steal the money. At present 
I have actually seventy-five boys in the reform school who 
are guilty of having stolen repeatedly in order to go to the 
movies. They also get ideas from a film that affects 
their characters adversely." 



. 



High Wages and Our Prosperity 

Recently certain railway workers won notable wage 
increases. Other groups are taking steps to get similar 
gains. The question of the relation of high wages to our 
prosperity is a perennial one, and worthy of a bit of 
clarification. The following statement is to the point: 
" The real basis of prosperity is that as a rule prices to 
consumers have advanced less than wages, thus enabling 
the wage-earners to consume a larger physical quantity of 
goods. This could not be so unless productivity was in- 
creasing. If wages and prices both advance fifty per 
cent with production remaining the same, It is evident 
that the wage-earning class will have no greater command 
over commodities than before and that its consumption 
cannot increase. This is a fundamental truth which is 
ignored in much of current discussion. Wage increases 
without increased production signify nothing but the com- 
petition of industrial groups with each other. If one wins 
larger buying powers, it does so at the expense of the 
others. If. however, by the installation of improved ma- 
chinery in production or more powerful locomotives in 
transportation, the costs of production or transportation 
are lowered and prices are reduced accordingly, the result 
to every consumer will be precisely the same as though 
his wages had been increased, for a portion of his buying 



A New Course on an Old Subject 

The problems of life are so near and insistent that this 
generation may forget that the question of how to live is 
really a very old one. The mental state characteristic of 
our times is certainly very similar to that which has 
developed in other periods when the world was suddenly 
enlarged and old standards subjected to competition. 1 he 
ancient Greeks, for example, reached far west with their 
colonies in the Mediterranean world and got something ol 
the reaction which came to Europe when the Amencas 
were discovered. Then they came in intimate contact with 
Eastern civilization and got something of the shock that 
Western peoples are today getting from the contacts 
Z have established with India and China. Tie Greeks 
came to a day when their mythology failed them One 
can well imagine what their confusion was like, for it 
must not have been very dissimilar from that which dis- 
turbs many today. It was this general expectant s ate : of 
mind upon the Greco-Roman world which const tu.ed a 
very special preparation for the coming of Da-tChl 
larger scale the world of the present day ,s repeating the 
experience of the Greeks and there are plenty of signs to 
indicate that the way out for us is a new vision of Chris 
a„d his mission. So much to indicate that the ,««rf 
life and its outlook is an old one. Now what about . ^new 
course on an old subject? We have ,ust be „ reading 
about a course in "Synchronized Education which 
being tested out at Whittier College, Whittier, Calif, 
was introduced into the college curriculum last year. It 
described by Dean J. Herschel Coffin as a course d - 
gned "to provide the student with the knowledge with 
hich he may most successfully cope with at least fiv 
of the greatest problems an individual faces throug out 
life-marriage, or sex relations; vocations; leisure fm e 
its possibilities and opportunities; community hh or c 
zenship: and religion." I. seems to the writer .1, t the 
new course on an old subject which is being tried out a 
Whittier College is just the sort of thing that should be 
more consciously and consistently attempted by educators 
1, east in all Christian colleges. After all. young people 
go to college to learn how to live rather than to remember 
formula! or dates. Knowledge soon passes away as any 
student ten years out of college can testify. But if col 
g students somehow gain a bit in the technique of living 
heir college training has not been in vam. Concern „g 
" Synchronized Education" the meager newspaper account 
at hand contains this further statement: "It is eventually 
problem raising course and the thread of the study ,s 
ca ried unbroken through the entire four years. No 
attempt is made to map out procedure or to answer the 
problem for any student or group of students The ami 
* to build a foundation of character and understanding 



Death 

Philpp. 1: 19-3U 
For Week Beginning January 30 
COURAGE AND THE FEAR OF DEATH 

Before one can have real courage he must be rid of the 
fear of death. Before Jesus was crucified his disciples 
forsook him and fled. After his resurrection they were 
dauntless. The fear of death was gone (1 Cor. 15: 55-a8; 
Hosea 13: 14)! 
THE MOMENTARY POSSIBILITY OF DEATH 

This is a mighty guard against careless indifference. 
How we should guard our lives, knowing that this day. 
this deed, this word, may be our last (Psa. 90: 12; Psa. 
39: 4; John 9: 4; 11: 9; 12: 35). 
THE THOUGHT OF DEATH MAKES ONE HUMBLE 

The work of the world went on before I came and will 
do so when I am gone. If I have any place in the world 
it is God's love, and not my own indispensability, which 
gives it to me (Psa. 8: 1-9). 
SINCE WE MUST DIE 

Let us leave behind us some enduring achievements. 
Witness John the Baptist. To begin what a mightier 
counts worthy to be carried on has in it a far deeper 
peace than the selfish pleasure of dreaming. " How they 
will miss me when I'm gone" (John 4: 14: 6: 27; 1 Peter 
1: 7). 
A MYSTERIOUS POTENCY 

Hearts arc opened, and we see life's true proportions in 
the presence of death; at such times humility and tender- 
ness flow freely. How we treasure those last words! 
Extravagant emotionalism has too often made our refer- 
ence to death repulsive to healthy minds, but in saner 
moments none can deny its potency for good (2 Kings 
20: 1-7! Acts 20: 36-38; Rom. 5: 10; 1 Cor. 3: 22; Plulpp. 

.2: 8). 

Discussion 

Is there any use fearing death? Is fear ever justified? 

If one does not fear death will the thought of it help 
him to be a better man? 

One says : " I do not amount to much " ; another : What 
I do is not 1, but Cod worketh in me." Which has the 
higher sort of humility? 

If we have the right spirit will we not rejoice when 
those who follow us outdo us? R - H M - 



of the importance and relation of these issues, so that 
at the end of the four years the individual is equipped 
,0 make a decision on any or all of them that will exercise 
the best influence upon his future life. Individuality ,s 
the basis of the course of study. Each freshman upon 
entering Whittier, is given a series of mental and psy- 
chological tests, and is encouraged to study himself as well 
as the problems presented, with the assistance and under 
the guidance of a carefully selected instructor. . . . 
Each year's instruction in the Coffin system .mpingel 1 upon 
the next In the sophomore year the same five human 
sue" before mentioned are considered from the attitude 
of humanized, or applied, psychology, the jun.0. -year 
comprehends the sociological approach, and the senior, the 
religious." 

From the Volga to the Ocean 

What the Mississippi River is to the United States the 
VoVga River is to European Russia. The Volga begins n 
a cluster of lakes about 200 miles southeast of Leningrad 
and flows by a sprawling zigzag course into the Casp an 
Sea The total fill from the source to the mouth of the 
Volga i said to be less than 900 feet, a fact which - 

BalTic Seas are ice bound much of the year and it I. 

s,:s-=.'.-i' , rs'™= -..'»".- 

kets of the world. 



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Studying and Meditating on God's Word 



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conversation was instructive and inspiring to the chil- 
dren who sat quietly and listened attentively to the 
godly talks. These brethren's hearts and souls were 
filled and thrilled with the heavenly Master's teach- 
ings and as the blessed Lord hath said: " Out of the 
abundance of their hearts, their mouths spoke." 

Home teaching and godly training in the family are 
largely things of the past. Home government as well 
as church government in a large measure has been 
blotted out, and the results following are sad indeed. 
Jesus says: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you 
richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one 
another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, sing- 
ing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And what- 
soever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the 
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God, the Father by him " 
(Col. 3: 16, 17). If we have the Word of Christ 
dwelling in 'us richly, then spiritual fervent worship 
will manifest itself in our lives and conversation; even 
our automobiles will wend their way to the house of 
God on Sundays instead of going joy riding to some 
worldly resort, and our fellowship will be sweet and 
uplifting with the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and worldly fashions and pleasures will be lopped off; 
for worldliness, righteousness and holiness do not 
dwell together. They are directly opposed the one to 
the other. 

Paul said to Timothy: " And that from a child thou 
hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to 
make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is 
in Christ Jesus." A godly mother and grandmother 
are responsible for Timothy's knowledge of the Scrip- 
tures, and they opened the gates of life and salvation 
to him in his youth. Worldly resorts and pleasures 
have closed the gates of life and salvation today to 
many. 

The righteous man " delights in the law of the Lord ; 
and in his law doth he meditate day and night." " He 
shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that 
bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also 
shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall pros- 
per." So it pays abundantly to study and meditate 
upon God's Word. The Lord said to Joshua : " This 
book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth ; but 
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou 
mayest observe to do according to all that is written 
therein : for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, 
and then thou shalt have good success." 

It is very evident that outside of God's will and 
purpose of saving the people through Christ, as set 
forth in the New Testament, no one knows anything 
about God's plan and conditions of salvation. All have 
access to this plan, and should read, study and meditate 
upon it with the view of yielding humble submission 
to it in all things contained therein. 

In order to have a general knowledge of the Scrip- 
tures, the Bible should be read and studied consecu- 
tively. A general knowledge of God's Word leads to 
an understanding of his plan, and dispenses with all 
seeming contradictions and subterfuges of men. We 
also should study the Bible topically, and as helps in 
these studies we should have a good concordance (I 
prefer Crudens) and a standard dictionary. Use the 
first to find what you want in the Bible, and the dic- 
tionary to find the correct meaning of words. The less 
opinions of men we have in our Bible studies the 
better. Let the Scriptures explain and interpret them- 
selves, with the guiding help of the Holy Spirit. 

Our object in studying the Word of God should be 
to get the unadulterated truth, and this will bring us 
to the mind and will of God. Jesus says: " Learn of 
me," hence Jesus should be our Teacher, and if he is 
our Teacher we will not be affected nor influenced by 
the agnostic serpentine teachings of modernism. The 
Bible is adapted to our every need in Christ and reveals 
precisely the things we ought to know and do — no 
more, no less. It comes and fills every want in the 
Christian life. The secret things belong unto the Lord 
our God ; but those things that are revealed belong unto 
us and to our children forever that we may do all the 
words of this law. 



Prof. Keyser says : " But there is a divine reason 
for this method of God's dealings with his people. He 
wants to see our faith developed and disciplined. He 
knows that such a course is good for us. It is better 
for us morally and spiritually, sometimes, to walk by 
faith rather than by sight." God sees more good in 
humble faith than he would find in encyclopedia knowl- 
edge Faith keeps men humble, and humility is a very 
fine Christian virtue. An apostle enjoins us to "be 
clothed with humility," which surely is a beautiful 
garment. Humility sets aside pride and haughtiness. 
No one ever learned to be proud and haughty by study- 
ing God's Word. " Pride goeth before a fall, and a 
haughty spirit before destruction." " God resisteth the 
proud, but giveth grace to the humble." 

We should study God's Word with a predominant 
faith- we should read and study it as a letter from 
a father to a son. We should study it with reverence 
and veneration as God's counsel and will to his child 
To ignore any part of God's Word shows a lack o 
love and respect for God. " If a man love me, he will 
keep my word." 

When the church reads, studies, and meditates on 
God's word daily with a simple childlike faith and 
trust in God, with hearts filled with love and reverence 
for him; most of her wanderings and departures from 
gospel simplicity will cease and the Lord's work will 
move forward with a greater impetus. 
Moscow, Idaho. 



Human Depravity and the Body of Christ 

BY WILLIAM WORCESTER 

The saints who make up the Body of Christ, the 
church on earth, perpetuate their own natural human 
depravity by transmitting it to their own offspring ; and 
they do this while the anointing of God rests upon 
them for service, and their bodies are used in con- 
secrated service as temples of the Holy Ghost. 

This means that while the saint's natural fleshly 
body is the consecrated temple of the Holy Ghost 
(1 Cor. 6: 19), and is the "earthen vessel" which 
contains Christ the treasure, it still has a nature of 
its own, known as the human nature. This human 
nature of the " earthen vessel " has been affected by 
the fall, and it has not been reinstated and made to be 
as perfect as it was before Adam fell. In this human 
nature, fleshly nature, flesh, St. Paul also lived and 
walked, but after it he did not war (2 Cor. 10: 3), 
and he who walks after it dies spiritually (Rom. 8: 
13), it is therefore deathful, depraved, fallen. It is 
this depraved, human nature which the saint of God 
transmits to the next generation; and he does this as 
truly as do sinners in whom there is no Christ nor life 
in God ; for the saint's child and the sinner's child both 
manifest from their infancy what is known to be hu- 
man depravity, and this human depravity of nature, 
or fallen nature, Scripturally known as the " flesh," 
is, with its fleshly or carnal mind, " not subject to the 
law of God neither indeed can be " (Rom. 8:7). 

The " Human " Side of the Saints 

If one saint of God has a human side to his make- 
up, then the members of the whole Body of Christ have 
this same human and earthly side ; and since saints pass 
their own natural human depravity on to the next 
generation, this ever-continuing process becomes a dis- 
tinct earthly feature of the Body of Christ, the church. 
Saints transmit to their offspring the depraved human 
nature because it is their own through inheritance to 
give; they do not transmit the divine nature because 
it is not their own, since each one receives it from God, 
new, through grace. Depravity of nature exists and 
shows itself in the saint's children simply and only be- 
cause this depravity exists in, and is transmitted by 
the saints which give them birth. 

A " New Creature in Christ " is not one who is re- 
instated to the position of Adam before the fall, for 
his body is still unredeemed (Rom. 8: 23), his feel- 
ings and desires are imperfect, and are lower than 
were Adam's before he fell. A " new creature " is 
one who is still depraved in his human nature. The 
people of God generally must recognize this fact, if 
they would be kept from seeking and expecting ex- 



periences, feelings and natural inclinations such as 
man could have only if it were possible for him to be 
given back his original, natural, human perfection with 
all its perfect feelings and inclinations. The perfect 
feelings, inclinations and experiences could be had only 
with a complete undoing of the fall of man. This 
fallen, unreinstated nature of man is the depraved hu- 
man nature which saints transmit to the next gene- 
ration as seen by the world.' Under the Gospel dis- 
pensation, it is the plan of God that the lost world shall 
get its only and true vision of the Christ of God as 
Christ is manifested in the preaching and lives of the 
saints. Yet the world of lost sinners to whom the 
church is sent to preach Christ, is witness that all 
saints, without exception, transmit their own depravity 
of nature to their offspring. 

These openly demonstrated facts give sure testimony 
and unmistakable evidence of ever-existing human de- 
pravity in the saint, and in the Body of Christ in gen- 
eral, and they give conclusive proof that, salvation 
through Christ does not give back natural human per- 
fection which was lost in the fall of Adam ; these facts 
give further proof that the mere existence of the de- 
pravity of human nature, does not defile man, and 
make him unholy. Yet it is altogether " natural " for 
the true Christian to sense and feel what he is by 
nature ; indeed, it is as natural for the saint to sense 
and feel his natural depravity, as it is for him to sense 
the witnessing of the Spirit of God with his spirit 
that he is a child of God, and that he has fellowship 
with God. Humanly speaking, the saint is a child of 
human nature fallen and depraved; but spiritually 
speaking, he is bo'm of the Spirit, and is made to be 
a new creature in Christ. So it is seen that the Spirit 
of God works in and through the saints even though 
the existence of their own human depravity of nature 
is openly proved to the whole world by the fact that 
they do transmit this nature to their offspring. There 
is no evidence the church can bring forward to con- 
vince the world to the contrary. . . . 

" After the Flesh " or " After the Spirit " 

When a Christian examines himself he is able, 
through the Spirit, to locate himself, and he must turn 
from self by denying himself, as he walks not "after 
the flesh" but "after the Spirit." The whole world 
sees the manifestation of God in the saint, and it sees 
God working through him ; it also sees depravity trans- 
mitted by the saint of God, and it sees this same hu- 
man depravity manifested in the life of a saint when 
the saint fails of the grace of God. The sinner is not 
mistaken about the human depravity of the saint, any 
more than he is mistaken, when he becomes enlightened, 
about the saint's being the light of the world. The 
church brings upon the sinner the needed conviction 
to bring him to God through Christ; but the sinner is 
as truly convinced, by openly demonstrated facts, that 
the saint has a humanly depraved nature. These are 
stubborn facts, but it is most needful that we know 
and consider them if we would understand our position 
as Christians in the body as related to our own hu- 
man nature, and to the lost world which must get its 
only vision of Christ from the Body of Christ, the 
church. We must know our position -as Christians in 
the body if we would meet the question of depravity 
aright. 

Natural human depravity has always and every- 
where inspired men to think, speak and act. No saint 
of God ever reaches a spiritual state in this life where 
unwelcome "thoughts and uninvited evil suggestions 
will not flash into the mind, and therefore make watch- 
fulness and spiritual discernment necessary for a walk 
in the Spirit. 

Evil suggestions, as the saint knows them, are re- 
lated to the devil, and also the carnal mind which St. 
Paul speaks about and so clearly describes. There- 
fore every evil suggestion is both carnal and devilish, 
and to follow it is to go wrong and become faulty in 
walk and life. A fault, therefore, is always a carnal 
one. When a saint discovers his faults he can remain 
spiritual only as he acknowledges these faults, and 
treats them as carnal. Evil thoughts and suggestions 
coming into the mind of a saint do not make him car- 
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suggestions. It is only when responded to that^il 

hitad; neither is it to be converted or sanctne 
must be crucified and not walked after, i e„ is 
Tea with through a death-dealing and Ufe-giving sur- 
'ender! and consecration to God, which bnngs us to 
■' crucifixion " with Christ. 

The fleshly nature is not extracted from and sin ted 
, ly ou side' the body, but the body ^which this , » ure 
once' used, passes out from under the donjon of 
own nature, under the dominion of Christ ftus e 
f cting a complete separation from the wo Id. Al 
hough the Christian is now made free from the pow 
of the depraved nature, evil suggestions may still be 
known to come into the mind, voicing the nature and 
d si" of the flesh, but if unresponded to the Chris- 
tiTn may walk in liberty, and be free from bondage, as 
he w"Tks in the spirit. The body thus kept free from 
the P we o the lower nature, is left free to be the 
■'temp e of die Holy Ghost" and to bear fruit unto 
GoTm a " reasonable service." But the saint keeps 
free only through observing the same rule by which 
he is made fret, and he was made free through an 
unconditional surrender, and a complete consecrate 
of himself to God as he gave the final life-giving 
■•yes" to God, and the final death-dealing no to 
self But this "yes "to God and this "no to the 
flesh continue as long as we live in the body ; for a 
long as we "live in the flesh" (2 Cor. 10. 3) the 
flesh will make its will, and mind known through evil 
suggestions. 

Evil Suggestion. Under Gu.se of Cood 

These thoughts and evil suggestions are not always 
Jul being repulsive and hateful to the saint ut they 
are often proved to be evil even though, fa ^ the mo 
ment, they appear reasonable, right, and good. These 
evil suggestions frequently seem to come as from 
angels as suggestions to guide Christians in their ef- 
fort to do rigft, and to inspire them in performing the 
lork of the Lord. This is why keen spiritual dis- 
cernment, much watching, and prayer, and _even f ast, 
ing, are necessary if the Christian would have the 
mind of the Spirit in a daily walk. 

Some Christians have been taught to believe that 
these evil suggestions are only, and direct y from the 
devil, and that they are in no. sense connected with the 
human nature of the saints. Those who accept this 
are led into confusion where they give up in discour- 
agement.' or are forced into presumption, self-right- 
eousness, and dishonesty. The fact that a Christian 
must deny himself in order to deal perfectly wi h 
these thoughts and suggestions, proves conclusive y 
that the self which is denied is directly associated with 
these thoughts and suggestions. No follower of 
Christ has ever found his way safely through these 
many conflicting thoughts and suggestions, nor can a 
saint walk perfectly in the Spirit in meeting and turn- 
ing away from all evil suggestions, apart from ex- 
periencing sharp and keenly felt self-denial for often 
evil suggestions come which, if followed, will lead the 
saint to be intemperate and to abuse his natura God- 
oiven desires and appetites. This fact makes the de- 
nial of self at the point of appetite and. desire neces- 
sary in order to follow the Spirit, and not go with the 
evil suggestions. These are things well known and 
understood by Spirit-filled Christians. 

This natural human depravity, with its evil thoughts 
and suggestions leads men to be unconsciously self- 
centered in their decisions of right and wrong. All 
men everywhere have this natural selfishness to meet 
and deal with. The true, watchful and prayerful 
Christian, however, discerns and, through grace, turns 
from self, and is not subject to its mind, which in turn 
is not subject to the law of God. The true follower 
of Christ walks not " after the flesh but after the 
Spirit," pleasing not himself, but ever seeking the 
perfect will of God. Our danger as Christians lies 
in the fact that if we do not watch diligently, and do 
not pray as we ought, we will fail to discern between 
oood and evil suggestions and thoughts, between the 



drawings of the flesh and the drawings of the Spirit. 
As a result, we will be found walking after the flesh, 
being unconsciously led on and inspired by our own 
natural human depravity instead of being moved and 
inspired by the Holy Spirit. 

Let us look at some of Ure ways in which depravity 
manifests itself in both young and old. The child be- 
comes peeved, angry, and even flies into a rage, when 
at just the wrong time its will is crossed. Even the 
infant puts up its protest against any interference with 
its getting what it wants, even though what it wan s 
is the thing it should not have. Do not older people 
sometimes have similar troubles? 



Some Evidences of Fallen Nature 

There are parents who become " righteously " dis- 
turbed not because their children make bad company, 
and a bad environment for other children, but because 
other children make bad company and a had environ- 
ment for their own children. It is " natural for 
parents to desire other children to make good environ- 
ment for their own children; it is just as "natural 
for parents not to want to risk giving their own chil- 
dren to make a good environment for others, This 
is " natural " to parents, but why is it naturally so? 

Human depravity displays itself in a selfish choos- 
ing and formation of its fellowship, in draw.ng lines 
and making carnal distinctions in local Christian con- 
gregations; and then it is as rife in an inordinate af- 
fection for some as it is in a decided and cold leaving 
alone of others. 

In the religious world we see religious men every- 
where leaning, as it were, against the ins.de of the 
door of their religious beliefs, ready to fight against 
the " false doctrine " that is trying to come in Keep 
it out " is the watchword of all those who conclude that 
it is outside of themselves and their particular group 
Each respects thejrther person for his sincerity, and 
each believes the other to be sincerely mistaken! Each 
believes he is the one who is having compassion on 
the ignorant, and them that are out of the way All, 
however, would like to see Scriptural unity abound, 
and the cause of Christ built up. and prayers are made 
that the presumptuous spirit of the other be melted. 
Religious men everywhere are assured that there are 
far too many sects of religion in the world loo 
many sects " is the cry, " but my sect is not the one to 

d ' Human depravity inspires some to groan and sigh 
when, as they think, the wrong person has the pulpit, 
or the wmng theory is preached. These, of course 
have decided their own theory to be unalterably right, 
and soundly Scriptural, and the theory of the other 
person wrong and unscriptural. To these the testi- 
mony or preaching which does not conform to their 
particular way of putting things is wrong for rtdoes 
not " sound right " and it lacks the right ring. So 
the countenance falls or beams with light, the corners 
of the mouth go up or down, as the " right line is 

hit or missed. 

Human depravity leads many into thinking and con- 
cluding that they are right, when they do not know 
that their thinking and concluding are wrong They 
think, they decide, and they conclude; but these are 
not discernment. Men " think " they are humble or 
they think they hate pride and show; they put the 
hiohest estimate on humility, and they think the hum- 
ble man is the ideal man. They have faith that they 
are humble because they so love humility. They know 
that to be something for God they must be nothing, 
they finally come to believe they are nothing, and there- 
fore have faith they are something. When sinners 
show a lack of confidence and reject them, and Aeir 
message, they can only conclude that sinners are gos- 
pel hardened"; and the more they can show their 
grief over the sinner's condition, the more they can be- 
lieve they are right with God, and have a true burden 

for souls. ... 

Depravity, in St. Paul's day, inspired some believers 
to be as carnal in their contention over Christ as others 
in their contention over Paul, Apollos, and Cephas; 
so while one said " I of Christ," others were saying 
■• I of Paul," " I of Apollos," " I of Cephas. Even 
the name of Jesus was carnally used. To these Paul 



said. "Are ye not carnal and walk as men?" These 
believers were- sincere, zealous, radical, and yet incon- 
sistent, for they were down while attempting to hold 
Jesus up ; they were fleshly over spiritual things, not 
knowing that they were carnal when they were saying 
of Christ: " He is the One and only One for me." 

Fallen Nature Evidenced in Language 

Human depravity inspires men to coin words, terms 
and expressions which furnish more liberty to name 
and classify their own doings, and to decide for them- 
selves just how bad they are. So we have heard it 
after this fashion: " I acknowledge that I got out of 
the spirit," rather than, " I confess that I got into the 
flesh." Then again, " God knows that I have failed to 
hold up owing to human weakness," but never " God 
knows I have failed to hold up because of a miserable, 
spiritual breakdown." Not uncommonly it has been 
heard something like this: " I realize I have failed in 
love, and I need more," but seldom do we hear it, " I 
allowed just a little hatred to get in." This kind of 
searching truth is intended to show the subtlety of na- 
ture. We pray, too, it may aid some honest souls to 
guard against deceiving themselves. 

The saint can take up no position in this life where 

the devil cannot come through the flesh by the way of 

these evil suggestions. Even in the heavenly places 

where the saints sit together with Christ, they must 

count on meeting the devil in battle as they wrestle 

with spiritual wickedness which is inspired by wicked 

spirits. Many a saint has been tricked, and has dropped 

from resisting the devil in the spirit to bemoaning the 

devil in the flesh, and so was found fulfilling the 

lusts of the flesh as he heaped on the devil the blame 

for his own personal, spiritual breakdown. The devil 

is bad and all know he has a bad name anyway, buT 

many 'a man has preached sermons on the personality 

of the devil just to shield the saints, himself included. 

from keen and just criticism for personal failures, 

such as he realized had to be accounted for in some 

way Christians know only too well that it is easier to 

bemoan the devil than it is to confess personal faults 

as they are and as they should be confessed. 

Many young Christians who have had a decided ex- 
perience of turning from the ways of sin and dying to 
the world and who have known the Spirit's presence 
and power in an unusual manner, found the " flesh 
dealt with so perfectly for a time, and felt it so little 
knowingly, that it became easy for them to believe that 
the depraved nature no longer existed in the make-up 
of the sanctified Christian. The young Christian 
should be instructed and should know that he, as Gods 
creature, walks and lives with St. Paul in the flesh, 
vet with St. Paul does not war after it (2 Cor. 10. t). 
He does not war after the flesh because the flesh with 
its nature is depraved, and with this fact the Christian 
must reckon as long as he is in the body. He should 
be instructed that as long as he is in the body he need 
never expect to be free from having to say no to 
this nature which is known in evil suggestions, and 
impulses, and in various forms of selfishness. 

A saint, then, can go wrong in a moment ; and many 
spiritual persons have had experiences enough to know 
that this is easily possible for any Christian. A Chris- 
tian may find it a little hard to yield to God in a 
certain thing today, while tomorrow he might be grati- 
fying the flesh, and pleasing the devil back of the flesh 
if he would do that very thing. For example: today 
suggestions in a young Christian's mind will be saying : 
<• Don't you testify, for you can't speak nicely ; and 
tomorrow, suggestions from the same source will be 
saying : " Get up and testify like you did yesterday, for 
you know how the people liked it, and what a good 
mpression it made, and how good you felt after- 
wards " This is not untrue to life but it is a true ex- 
ample of what has happened over and over again. 
The battle that was won one day was lost the next, all 
because the young Christian had not yet learned, 
through his senses being exercised, to discern good and 
evil-to discern the good and evil suggestions m his 

m The Need of Discemmenl 

These good and evil suggestions and thoughts are not 
confusing to the Christian, only as he fails m discern- 

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Notes From Our Correspondents 



ich we hope will contii 



c ._Ruth Whiteleather, Etna Green, 



(Continued from Pag' 

ij..,- risrenee Bower; clerk, 
«„ elected lor the IMtoMW SJ"-"^ 's u „d.,-»chool W»» «■ 
H. F Ellis; t"»r«™'' «* EJ ,,„ b Ihrij a. superintendent. 
organized tor si* month. Witt »"■ J« ^ „f„ t „._Mr.. Clarence 
Quite a number of tourists are 

Bower, Orlando. Fla.. Jan. 4. ^^ 

S.bring.-Sund.y morning preceding Tbnta^vbl ^D.yJ prog'^ 
wss civen by .he different departments 01 ins • wc burl our 

'."in 5 ; i" a Y union service. ^?™,^3.S £i«i-» 
o„„ service, that evening. The offer no was ■ R 25 EI „. 

A very ,u,e. and spiritual - ",= »« ■» « J » „ a „ ni «„ary 
S Ss^h^o Lr^^er o, anp^ia, ^._ 

Bible Inst.tutc, hed her. »ordso.pn iid ^.^ ^ , d . 

here during the winter, on. -....cnf The pastor gave the 

A number of vtstttng memher, were pesen ^ ^ E _ 

message in the morning and *""'"' p ■ h p „sei.l mayor. 

Sehring. founder of the •°«J"''' «, ^J™, season wa, kept 

",h fuUinTVof^n "",* ,h S , "chuS, ..«-« - auj .te 

mdnight tti Vunfreopl. . ..», »rols at ^different p, , - » -rjown. 

Beside, gii.s made *M*ȣ ^ To, Bethany Ho.pi.a.. k. * 
church, a general offering was lahcn m ' congregation. 

Brother and Sister J. B-;»*°7i"5 , "fhc ? were 
The junior, have been suppor mg .he L .. C h.« ^ 

very much pleased .0 have S s. ";« " B , , Following .ha. both 

show them some thing, direct Jrom H» ncia. di „ c * Monday 

-Mrs. J- H. Morris. Sehring, Fla.. Dec. 31 



J B^^^^^^^ S '^ 



Zion.-Last March J. B. May and family 
and Mrs Roberts began a Sunday-school 11 
school has continued ever since with a grown 
^tendance. The services of others ha- * 
Sundav of 1926 saw fifty-two resent 



the 



ith the help of Mr. 

the May home. The 

interest and increased 

enlisted till the last 



t .rSJr?irVeiT^ 

neighbors gathered for eve at. J .el »«» .. * a I |d ^ Qn 

forty people pre.en. "'* ".^Ji *5' The appealing dinner 
Sunday an excellent progr am was ^^ 4TOtopmol „ 

he'reTn'ts. Ta'mpa'L'c'ause w'hen you get such people as M.J s 
Robert's. Landises and H.ncy's back of the work we bcli.se .1 w,ll 
surely grow.-J. H. Morris, Sebrtng, Fla.. Jan. 3. 



try Sunday but Eld. 



IDAHO 

Wiiser.-We do not have regular preaching 
Hershcl Shank of Fruitlnnd. Idaho, comes over iw.™ a .............. 

w" here the Sunday after Christmas at wh.ch time M,s, Alma 

Rodabaugh and the Sunday-school children .. ve a .pfcurjirl prog, J» 

We also had a big Thanksgiving dinner and program. Several net, 

i ... .„ ,„.,.j rnminc and wc arc in hopes of seeing a grea 

SSlHn ou cl.urchTon.* We have one of the best Brethren churcl 
buildings in the State and we want ,o see it filed to capacty.-Mrs 
Dorothy Raymond Evans, Wciser, Idaho. Jan. 



ILLINOIS 



■ Bro. Coffman of the Bible department of 
s a few very helpful lessons on the Sermon 
d at our communion service. Recently our 



Milledgeville.— In Octol 
Mt. Morris College gave us 
on the Mount and officiated _. 

pastor. Bro. Paul Studebaker, gave a ser.es o£ sermons on the Beat,- 
ind.-.. which were intensely interesting and inspiring. An all- ay 
Thanks "vine service was held at the church Nov. 21 with a basket 
dinner at noon The offering amounted to $123. Our Y. P. D. just 
completed the mission study of Africa, the juniors of China an. the 
Ladies" Aid of stewardship. Christmas was observed by the children 
giving a splendid program in the morning and the older people 
presenting the pageant. The Christmas Waif in the evening Our 
while gilts amounted to $72.89. Dec. 31 we held our regular business 
meeting. Church and Sunday-school officers were elected for the 
-.ear- Sister Verna Livengood, reelected Sunday-school superintendent; 
Bro Studebaker. pastor and elder, by a unanimous vote. The church 
adopted the program arranged by the Council of Promotion. _ Com- 
mittees are appointed for special days during the year, giving us 
about ten special programs. We fnd it very helpful to have these 
committees appointed ahead so thf:y have plenty of lime to gather 
material and plan their work. The committees did their work well 
last year giving interesting and beneficial programs. During the 
year the children raised over $* for Liao Chcu, China. \\c are 
looking forward to our evangelistic meetings next summer v, en 
expect Brother and Sister O. H. Austin to be with us.— Mrs. A. S. 
Kreidcr. Milledgevillc, 111., Jan. 5. 



with Eld. L. 

Their 



INDIANA 
Blue River church met in council Dec 
in charge. Church officers were chosen and two 
19 a missionary program was given by the child 

offering, amounting to $12025 for the hospital in China, means much 
in creating a missionary spirit in our church. A missionary offering 
was taken among the adult classes for District work amounting to 
twenty-three dollars. Our men's Bible class which was recently 
organized is creating much interest. Sunday-school attendance is 
gradually increasing, the average for 1926 being 112. The Ladies' Aid 
Society was entertained by a neighboring church's Aid, Dec. 16.— Lova 
Gaerte. Columbia City, Ind., Jan. 10. 

Bremen church met in council Dec. 10. Church and Christian 
Workers' officers were elected. During the year four'lettcrs were 
received and eight granted; seventeen were baptized and one re- 
claimed; there were no deaths, making about a ten per cent gain. 
Dec. 19 a splendid while gilt program was rendered. The gifts were 
sent to Bethany Bible School, an orphan home and poor families. 
, each giver manifesting the spirit 



,. A number o, years". ago I .hi. %£*%,*£, to"«h Vltac 

Cleveland ta'*™,?"^'^.^^.?*. »' '"" "* ''"".I 

people to keep ur the services am lor a decided 

wa,' vacant much of the time A » ». 6>; j^ •• >B „^ llT , fund, 
to .ell the church. A n ccting wta , „ hno 

were solicited, plans made and in a ic .. , cliui . c h was 

though, wa, .,, ^r'^'YicS as ",e C e" land Union church, 

bought, repaired and rcdedieaUd as tile ^ „ , m[ livc 

sss.^Kfs.S-ii. =°<E i; r V" ^ c«= 

XXZgg^ltf&S £ug„.^e 
erings. Nov. 28 Brother am. ?'"""' .;„, A number of our 

„, two much appreciated n.issionaiy «"'""■ ,, ro w B Stover 
brelhren have been with ^ ! . 'Lary""^.. and H,o. W. R- Miller 
gave us two of bis hve missionar _' ( . . church has not 

showed his Bildc land .•"^.J^.fSS* b„, i, has provided a 
solved the problems of the community ="""'., ,„ ioduence has 
place Of worship for the people o , he com ,,, „ j^ ^ 

been felt and some of us «"■ h w])ite ,„ v ,ce. 

iBcfdhafe I Sen Skhar?, Ind.. Jan. 3- 

-Mrs. Gladie >■ ■« rf „,,. „„„„ 

Fairview church met ,n eoi nc 1 Mo». a. u 

Say&^rt w^^hS^L coming year and tj. 

r„S:r ma h y"f,nd a'vve,come"„ tC .he f. of every m .mbcr.-A„n, 
Etta Wagoner. Lalayetle, Ind.. Dee. 13. 

J5STSfrft.-«5 *SS£S£ Stre" 

Winge rwa"icLcf,n elder lor W7. Brethren D. H. Schubert and 

S',;". elected trustee,. Mrs. J^ E D-.terer. ■.Messenger 

Fra„u, Eld. F. H. gSJSS.S of E. H. Milkr, V. F. Schwalm. 
A ' S 'F.""Et;e„he?,™ Br "her and Sister Adam Ebcy and Eld. J. K. 
tbJt, of the Progressive Brc.hreu. Our love feast wa, observed 
Dec " ■ on aiu, 5.™ communed. Dec. 19 was spent in Christmas 
fervid','. Ve .orenoon Period w« in ■£«;.«« -«-„--'»,„ 

P -r.rweir«,S" S Tt Christina, jW-J^^-^fffi 
Besides this the most beautiful gilt d lour nv el wa. o , 
baptism lollovved the service.-Mrs. M. H. Huffman, r-ortn 
Chester, Ind.. Dec. 27. 

Markl..-Nov. 4 we had a special council at which time the ;£»»»> 
made their report Nov. 10 Bro. I. ». Beery, our "»> pasto . and 
his family moved here. They have added much ■"<P"«'°» <° ~ 
membership. Nov. 13 we held our love feast at which time Brcthrei. 
D. W. Paul, Roy Teach and Jesse Cook were with us ; Bro. Beery 
officiated. We had a public reception for our pastor Aov^ '»•*"■ 
Hed of he Evangelical Church made a fine talk in behali of lb 
churches of the town, urging good fellowship and coopera, ion. Short 
talk, were mad. by head, of the d.fferenl departmen , o d th. churcb 
Bro D. B. Garber. who lias preached lor u, twentj jears. orieny 
reviewed the work and growth of the church during that time Bro 
Roy Teach a member of ihc District Ministerial Board conducted 
It installation service. Bro. and Sister Beery accepted the work 
with very fitting remark,. Relrejhment. were served. the . "»"» 
Thanksgiving .ervice was held ,, the Method,., Episcopal B. jcb. 
The Fa. hers and Sons' banquet Nov 26 was an WW« '" ' *■ 
W. le.l sure that because of it the .elation between lather, and son. 
i, belicr understood.-Mrs. Etta B. H.aston. Huntington, Ind..Jan. 12. 
Santa Fe church enjoyed a ten days' meeting given by Bro. J. 
F.dson Ulery oi North Mancbe.ter. Sister Linnie Toney of Boston, 
Ind . conducted song service,. Splendid interest and attendance pre- 
vailed throughout the meeting. While there were no conversions. 
there was good seed sown and the church strengthened. . Our council 
wis held Dec 2J Bro Ahner Bohn was elected Sunday-school , uper- 
„,,, den. of adult department, and Sylva Woll superintendent of 

j , , n rn p prrv Coblentz was chosen pastor for 

nrimarn 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ! ■ ■ ■ ' ■ ' . . 

The coming 'year, with some support. We decided to use the envelope 
system We have recently installed the electric lights in our church 
Our work begins in the new year with a spirit of cooperation and 
hopeful outlook.— Fuchsia Webb Condo, Miami. Ind., Jan. 10. 

Summitville.-ln council meeting Dec. 12 officers were elected for 
the church. Sunday-school and Christian Workers' Society. Bro. C. H. 
Hoover was retained as elder for another year, and Bro. E. C. Surber 
was elected Sunday-school superintendent. In the morning Bro. Daniel 
Funderhurg gave us a fine message which we appreciated very much. 
Since Sept. Bro. Hoover has fellowshipcd fourteen soul? ■ 
church. He gives us two sermons on Sunday at 
of the week, counting the cost nothing. Wc ( 
for his work among us. Our Sunday-school 
Mrs. Pearl Tomlinson, Summitville, Ind., Jan. 8. 

IOWA 

Franklin County church at its council meeting D._ _ 
I D Leathcrman elder and Sister Ezra Burn as " Messenger agent 
closed his work as pastor here Sept. 1 and Bro 
Ivcster has been with us for service the sccom 
onth- Bro. J. S. Sherfy and family are plannim 
r March 1 to take up pastoral work. A Christm 



Cardan City church m.t .» JWJ" J> ^ „,„,,„„ ,„ „, 

.fr.'n.toS.e 1 - Ecc""2^0,r„m.s ^m, -J^^ 
Hi, Throne, and also the white gilt service, wh «-■ «";£ "^„' e ', he 

by all. Gilt s °<$2X C ;, ™ tli'em'elve, to the Christ and were 
moticrsare.lb Ihrec boy, g ^^ q^ &m- _ ,„. S 

bnp.ircd Jan. 2.-M... 'nice c; u ,, uav .5cbool and 

Holland church met Dec. 31 to «*£"»•'£ 'J™£ *£, „„ 

Chri.tian Worker, or the coming year , Bo. W ' { . 

■tr'r ;":r„r i^ coun,d ? ec _,, tvi.^1^. ,« *. 

eharore Our elder and pastor were retained lor lyi '* . 

£:,:tsr™rrS : t^ 

th'e year our attendance is fine-Cora F.ory. Lone S»c, &»L. J-J"- 

Morri,,.-A drama, " The B* CUH ^^•'^ 

"". SteCtoSS.?2r^ n ilUiTtratcd lectuJc on "What Think 

v n.Ch ,t 'The twenty-five cent iiive.tme,.. give t .. chjh"> 

E.&'ss.- ««...= j-i-u i,= i ^;:r c %vh= r, gi. , . u Xi. ! r' y o, 

seven dollars, intermedia tes fif ty d '»'>■ J h " o | <s „ The young 
other basses brought the «a. Cte*™"^™ „ J a „ c ,„ n , S betba 
re\T„inr.he oompii,»en."Mrs P Efn,a Hobbs. Morrill, Kan... Jan. '■ 

;'v:ni„g a Vm I, a dTvi.e 'and" \lwir iit'tl. daughter were receive d b, 
Work.,,' hcjin Our evangch, ,c .""^.^J l i]d «„ were 

E5 EH¥^ s^r^B L 'wbS" :pLwV tr 

JaTl "''. ■ v , » i„ rn.mril Dec 1 Bro. H. R. Stover and 

„, on Sunday which we all appreciate very "f "'"J 
and church officers : „„. elect, dta * £ »»>S„ Sb ?S& 
5St wrS "; 1' Me,,Vn,er"' n kg P e„. and correspondent. Ch„,t- 
rcTs ™c our church rendered a very nice program—Mrs. N. F- 
Banning, Ovcrbrook. Kans., Jan. 5. 

Toped., church closed a seric, of meejings Dec. 21 conducted by 
Bro.-Chas, F.ory o. Union.ow n, Ohio He dc hverjd . «.« uplil. in, 
Tffor ra P „d"e S ar„e r ,T w^k ^Br^ and lie. much 'encouraged to 
ato, on T,""L. nigh, of tl.c mee.ing, >"«J£"« ^""C. 
..,=. 1.^^ at which time a floor lamp and purse of momy were 
^senTco to £1 C D.ggct, and ^U.'w ,'"" Sc wlrk 
the church to .how our appreciation m a small ua> tor 
they are doin,. Dc= » *--> = J P™ ^fw" ."c.CCt.d 

which^vcre"-^ iSS^^^.TSST^S'SS.TZ I 



MARYLAND 



and 



iot praise hi 
rollmcnt is 



ted Br, 



Glade Vie W .-Dec. 19. Brethren Ezra Fike and L. Teels met^ with 
, w ,h, purpose of organizing our Sunday-school for he com, n| 
The oreanii-ati"!! was followed by a short installation s 
Icrmoi, 8 The Sunday-school rendered , Christmas program Dc. * 
closing the service with a missionary offenng.-Ora A. Wolle. 
No 2. Oakland. Md.. Jan. 5. 

Union Bridge church me, in council Dec. 12. Three letter, were 
received and one granted. We decided lo have preaching each Sundaj 
receivea ami one b League meet each Sunday evening 

*o"'"ofi,cer, were Sec.ed for the coining year, Bro. Donald flout. 

bemg Sunday-scl 1 supeiintcnden, and Sister Ruth Dotterel church 

chorister.-Mrs. C. D. Bowman. Union Bridge. Md., Jan. 6. 

Woodb.rrv (Balti.norcl-Sincc our last report we have enjoyed many 
bi^«;.« W«. the splendid revival meeting- cm, 
ducted bv Bro B. F. Walla of Alioona. Pa. Bro. S. P. Early has 
.ready s.arte'd his filth year a, our pastor. His .ermon, «• ^ 
filled will, practical thought, and suggestions for mere a. n B our 
spiritual growth. Our Sunday-school has been reorganized wit Bro. 
I W Lciler conlinuc. as superintendent Under his unselfish leader- 
ship on Ral y Day our attendance reached 223. the largest w. have 
ever fed Departments have bee, reorganised and new classes formed. 
We have secured .and table, for the °«'"™" '"rTd'The.Sorc 
Earle .tolling ha. heen reelected adviser o the 1. P. D and '"«"° ' 
Hoover pre.ident. During the past year the young people ->"j"te° 
bear the financial burden, ol our chnrcb and have been an inspiration 
to u older members in their willingness ,0 press forward more 
terventfy in' Z work o( the Lord. Our Aid Society -J W.llmft 
Workers class held a sale and supper in November. The entire _nro 
ceed. of the supper were given to the parsonage fund. Tuesday 
evening, Dec. 28, the Sunday-school gave its Christmas program a d 
cantata, at which time we presented our pastor w„ hap urse o I ,oM 
■- offering for the Near East wa, al.o bfted.-Mrs. S. F. Ra.righ. 1JJ- 



W. 41st St., Baltii 



Midland church 
Shepherd present, 
year. Sister J. G 



met 



:, Md., J 

MICHIGAN 

council Dec. 



Bro. A. J. Nicl 
Galen Albright 
Sunday of eaci 

to be with us : 



. Rarick being chosen 
... mbership read, Some 
work which wc trust will strengthen tl 
good Christmas program in which nearly 



people with several adult 
burgh. Midland. Mich.. J: 



Chri 



, Ja, 



go to 



incil Dei 



The 

of 

Con 



"It 



blessed to giv 
ill, Plymouth. Ind., Ja. ' 



than 



-Chloi 



i program 



We requested 



Buck Crvek church enjoyed a very helpful Christmas program on 
Sunday evening. Dec. 26. presenting white gifts for the King Our 
offering of $4872 was given to Sister Nettie Summer, our missionary 
on the India field. Neva Cross was elected president of the Christian 
Workers— Phe be E. Teeter, Mooreland, Ind., Dec. 30. 
Burnetts vTITe.— The church met in council Jan. A. 
our pastor and elder, Bro. B. F. Petry, to conduct a revival meeting 
for us in the near future. The writer was elected "Messenger" 
agent. The church Rave a pageant Dec. 24 entitled The Eternal 
Quest.— Mrs. Martha R. Tobias, Burnettsville. Ind.. Jan. 5. 

Camp Crech church met in council Dec. 16 with Eld. I. S. Burns 
presiding. We elected Bro. Burns our elder and Glenn Dishrr Sunday 
school superintendent. A Christ 



progra.- . 
received, thi 
Dc!p. Hampt 

Wester church met in c 

in charge. Various officer 

of 1927. The freewill sy 

finances. The reorganizat 

Mrs. Ernest Draper gene.a. ..pum 

leader of the adult department, M 



i offe: 

eral Mis 



of $42.79 _ 
i Doard.-AlU 



took-i 
n. 8. 
MISSOURI 
in council Jan. 



12, Eld. Chas. Spencoi 
were elected for the con 
superintendent. There 
:hanges were made 
» church here. Wc had a 
ill the children and young 



the 



part, 



-Mi 



. Bertha Fradei 



:. 21 with Eld. I. D. Leatherman 

imittecs were chosen for the year 

em will be used for raising this year's 

n for the C. W. departments resulted with 

il superintendent. Mrs. I. D. Leatherman 

Cakcrice leader of the 



The chi 



Our elder. Bro. T. J. 

ver Sunday and gave 
rch decided to have a 
:ie Fahnestock, Dcep- 



The 



young people, and Mrs. Elias Moats leader of the , 
officers for the Aid Society lor this year are: Frances Button, presi- 
dent; Alice Cakericc, vice-president; Ruth Turner, secretary; Susie 
Gohncr. treasurer; Alice Shelter and May Dinncs, superintendents. A 
brief report of the work o( the Aid during 1926: balance on hand 
ide $385.63; gave $100 for foreign missions, $55 for Bethany 



.vith Bro. J. B. Hylton 

the coming year. Bro. 
ind the writer " Mes- 
d our Sunday-school 
:ndid sermon on the 



Hospital, $25.0 



of 



lall gift! 



of 



to diffcre 



nibs. 



>ol and the 



A Christmas program was given Dec. 24 by 
the young people. The Sunday-school offering of the first Sunday of 



I progr; 






.nth ' 



giv 



for i 



ited to thirty dollars wh 



' purposes. The offering of J 



amouuieu ro tnirij uviiarD wmtu tveis ^ 1VC|J ^ ■* <« t v i J aun-j 
church. The new year has started with good attendance and i 



.... attend 

good for the wint 
late, no Christma 
Iowa. Jan. 10. KANSAS 

Buckeye church met in council Dee. 
presiding. Most of our young people 
the attendance was indeed encouraging. 



ning 



_.viduals. 



-Mrs. R. W. Button, Eldora, 

30 with Eld. C. A. Shank 

vere home for vacation and 

We elected church officers 



Deepwater church met 
Simmon of Occola, Mo., 
three of his good spiritti- - 
series of meetings during the 
water, Mo., Jan. S. 

Fairview congregation met in council Ja! 
in charge. Bro. Hylton was elected elder lor I 
Fred Mittendorff Sunday-school superintendent, 
scnger" agent and correspondent. We select 
teachers Jan 9 when Bro. Hylton gave us a splei 
Golden Rule.-Mrs. J. B. Hylton, Ava, Mo., Jan. in. 

Mineral Creek.-Our love feast was held Nov. 4, when .bant eighty- 
five members surrounded the tables. Bro. Jesse Molilcr of Warrens- 
burg officiated. Nov » a. : ojr ■»»»„« s meeting church an^Sunday- 
t:: afXr In charge^ Maurice Pentecost. "Messenger" agent; 
Ira Saxton. Sunday -school superintendent. Dec. 24 the i" 1 """^^ 
department o, our Sunday-school gave a -^ ^od ^rog an. On 
c.nndav even tie the voilng people of our ttinsti.in uorscrs ,.it 
worll , while program on the subject. What My Religion Means to 
Me. -Erne I. Young, Lceton, Mo., Jan. 5. 

Rockingham and Wakenda churches have secured Bro. Fc, er ol 
Mcrnerbon Kans.. as pastor. He will divide his -time between the 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 



61 



a working Aid Society mat lias pic g ng 

V.h= parsonage'* ATenuance^SuX-thoo, i, good tor winter 
way of programs every buniiay cvcihhk- -■ 

Mo., Jan. 10. N oRTH CAROLINA 

rtimril Saturday evening, Dec. 18 with 
Shollon congregation ■■'• "' <" '«' ', w „ ( „ lie ol Winston-Salem 

meml.trsl.ip w,, received, ine «"'" '. Caching in llie 



.. held 
.day-school. 



OHIO 

Amm „.-T,,eoo„e i ,ioc,,a ; .o«E,d.a sF . ir c S , ; 

S= n/iii.i.d.^^lwho^ P- r . - L -.cp" 

K°£»n was rehired .T pa.tor lor .he coming five month, 1 
Mahon was rcniic. . . h membership is increa 

,,.,„, oi ™»tof» to , w % , . l " b °i.- -•»■ > -"' 

steadily. Ihe worn naa j" = e 

interests of your prayers.-E. L. U 
Beaver Creeh.-Eid. J. H. HA 
business meeting Dec. 11. Splendid 
school, Church and Aid Society &_— 
superintendent of the Home Department 



niller 



held the 



the 
Alliance, Ohio. J 
presided at the quarterly 
were given by the Sunday- 
s. Also by Mrs. Joe Coy, 
:mbership 



nme Department, wnusi. ••> ' , 

3ffiS tributed *«"^W«.** 

Eidcmi.lcr reported . ,a, . c ?£ ® "ee^ to >/,„,, c , „ about 
on .he church, ha. 1 he en r tC efcottd superintendent for the 
five m.nules. H. C. HavcrslicK wa , inhlratio „ the school ha. 

ninth consecntive year. During lis «c I mri ^ 

had a very healthy, satis actor, grow I ; "".^ B progr e,s ol .he 

^S-^lndX'c^V^^^^^S 

five years scrv.ee as deacon, in children's offering to- 

Story was beautifully rendered Dec. 19. . nc c missionary 

.fir will, that of the audience amounted to SJl.Oo. a missio n j 
gcthcr With that o. . . ■ charge of the program were 

offering. Member, of the commit > , h ir c florts toward 

presented with appropriate gifts in 'n'"- 1 ;; 1 ^,,, , ,„ thi , tovv „.„ip 
Ihe success ol <hc entertainment. .„,„..! oi religious cduca- 

held an cn.hus.as.ic meeting hire " ' , , hc C oun.y Council of 

tion for the chiU.en. under 1 « d rcc .on ol .1, jr o| 

Religious E"«e a V '\ , Iftatel at an u„„ s „ally touching and 
the New Carlisle church. «<"«'■*»■_ « ™ °! A R„hi„,on. Bro. 

rr'h" r wT"«r«r»"fied'. the large attendance if the mem- 
Ei.lem.llcr was mucn g.™" percentage present at any 

hers of Ihe church. 1. being the la, g 1 ^ hm . ,,, „ c re 

Sfft 5S W. S3 ^Ige.i.tVmcSing here.-M„. Henry 

M c..^«"ti I e^;.tV^rsSe.^^A- 

was elected Sunday-school "PJff'J™^! „,„.,„,. h ,ld at West 
sengcr " agent. ?=>«»"• '° "« '„,, 'uterbaugh. Ouf Christmas 
Milton were Ly.l.a Brigh and jonn 1 .» . . account 

rr^7^\t°-M% RiSarT A,e=, y Ohio. Jan. 9. 
of the bad weather. Mary 1* £[J Ervin Wcaver 

Goshen congregation me. in eo»ne.i '*■ iv e„. 1, was 

presiding- ?ep°rt. from rUffeeen. eomm.tt. ^.^ ^ som 
decided .0 hold a i.«« ™ ' h "„ an evangelist and song leader, 
fall, .he ministerial board to choose g « 6 ;> og „ ss ;„ ?| 

and the revival to elose mth • _have K. increasing- Rally 

much interest being """,' '„„,*" „; present. Brethren Leekrone and 
Day was observed Nov. -1 wiin 103 » Sunday-school work. 

Helser Iron. Olivet church gave sple. did Mil"' ' ,„ C sented .0 

Sec. 23 a Chr.s.mas program, ^fl>^«J Y h Vsis.,r.' Aid 
a large andicnee. The offer.ng was tor nm . s of( ^ 

£ ','1^,,^,=:-, ^^r. 1 .' elected 
el^^'cTSf'sS^ylLlsupcrhatc.id^ar.Bro^gc, 
Kettimon, president of the Y. P. "^J," fc e club. They have 
L,rL3-^ «p,e. .0 do more -^ h= 
There wil, be an ««^ ^% » »t »« -'».»»' 
ihurch^Sinnrng F"b""»%oro,h P , Kettimon. 304 S. Scot. St., Lima, 
Oh: 



7H n™ H M. Coppock came to us in a se 
„,°San1e,!^ N n,ee^g?°pr^hmg the Wc^i ^J--^^ 

streng.hened for renewed efforts lor '"„ " o > tl , c CO mmunity. Our 
and the pastor visited in n.any ot toe seriously hindered on 

=S ordrlLCd^r^ Oodge V nU. Ohio, ^ 

Prieea Creek ^Bro S. ? . Sin,,, and. wife ^^J We had 

,„ our series ol n> c. ... .gs. • > M1 , for the aged people of 

S co^iunUy. S B,'o.; y S,ni,h P^^^"^"^^^*^ 

"aTisen^de^ga". 5 ^i ^ M«, Brown M!--^ 
agent; .be writer, corre.pon.l.ng ' rt " J , c thrfr missionary 

- , ^^^rt*;e.tllii^VL'lllllL't , LlllllllLllle,^>^*» . ,^_ _ 

missionary program in me ev ™ n * - Sl , Mallott is now home 
offering which amounted to marly T au. h w our 

^jEaartrJsrBs m-S- 0* I »n d »- o or 

Or M rSr. C e^ B r^in^,/sSl aL ^gSd charge. 

An all-day reception was ncld won me ministerial association. 

Boards present and also a member of the eity ™™» t<>r „, 8ive „ 
Welcome addresses, charges to »'« ™"™ B * » an.bi.ious and 
with »Pjr™".*'^'"''°"V.then . he church which ha. been . without 
f,.»'"« t'vera. monS.s. Our cniarierly business J'™™ 
held Dee. .4 Th.ee -embers we« , ce'.rfhy^ 
Sc" r» oieeJ."" ooth church and Sunday.^ *». were ^hosen 
for nine months. Trustee, ='> M ™ a ; d r . C ' So „ d „.,chool 'superintendent, 
and Wm. Smith; clerk. B. H. Ban ■■>•'» ministerial and m.s- 

H. P. Taylor. Member, were a><° '>'"" " °" ' Christmas pageant 

ing Wednesday evening ?-"' f""°ffo",„e Sunday-school officer. 
an"t, n ch.,. -H".;e" S B.r,,',lt, Springne.d, Ohio, Jan. 6. 

ha. .crved lai.hfutly our years and askea ^^ ^ „„, year, 
which reques. Bro. Glen Moyer was Fra „ k rj„ker was 

Bro. Moycr has preached some nnc 



chosen Sunday-school ' >»P«;"'«" d »' < ; ."^ ™l, Z" flit ^iZ 

senaer agent and the writer corrcipo" 1 "- 1 " 1 " M Hnllin- 

worked (or the Liao Chou hospital, during the summer.-Mae Hollm 
ger. Greenville, Ohio. Jan. 12. 

OKLAHOMA 
r, i in ti,. ,. r mn>> ot Tan 2 our Sunday-school rendered a 
Bortlesville.-rhc evening ol [}/"■' «' ° u well-filled house of 

fi mTke C ';,','i y s PUee'-oun, g? Sh^S! Groff, B.r.lesville. Ok.a.. 

J "" " OREGON 

-iras^hS^roniy 1'^^^ £ £3* U -, 
in „nera.ion.-H. H. Rill". Mabel, Ore.. Jan. 6. 

ruck; Christian Workers' president. Wm \onngs I . »a. s 
„°„,d'a series of mee.ing. if » evao.e ... can be *£•££ ^ 
to,, leas. One young »■■> ™ >>»" ,»'* J m Vmher. have formed a 
S;ar.u"o'rgf„i,'a",io n n U - b No" ™ Ce Bu,ke„. Ncwberg. Ore., Jan. S. 
PENNSYLVANIA 
Be.ha„, <Philadelphi,).-The contest in f'l^' ,^nlcl^l 
erS, S :t y .von h °b «»S Su h . , ,d':y"aHe,:oo„. Dec. U, the 
iunoa>s. was ' denartments liad their Christmas Ktvice, 

SSESa in-L^S-by^n,. ^^Seareh ,« ».»»*?& 
given by %J™ZX^ ^h'd our wa,cl, mee,ing which wa, 
a h ^y?mpSLe Y Te'rviei VC T.ie male ^ djb under the eader.h.p 
- rr^ecial^leSio^'nther-'young-reSpt "our-'pa.tor gave a 
JS m P r.lage in the -I " O Lord he S ra« -;,"«» -/^„ 
waited for thee." Af.er .he ,er,.ee we enjoy imp „ ssiv . 

.cgether On Sun, ay mornu^^n.^ 2. « ^^ '^^ a „ d 

rir.^.ra,:you p siT\,s s ='i^£ £j 

Bnrnh^ church met in council Dec^ .-and e ecteo Ha „a W alt. 

church and Sunday-school lor the new year. » acc.p.ed 

who has been our pastor and elder for the Hit year, kl , 

a call Iron, the »■<"*£. 'he death of Bro. J. B. 

^i,c2;g/rwrtr:,hou7',,,s. a ^o. ;iA «= --,,-;; 

Wilbur Swigar, who respond .d « «1 pn »ehed hi, h ^^ 

«. Jan. 2 on .he subjec. • ^ ^»J ."'meeting. Our Sunday-.cbool 

Hanawalt as our pastor at .m- c Arnold. Bro. W. A. 

superintendent for the year ., /»"; J'™ e A ™ |n „ C edof. We 

Hummel i. organizing a cho.r some.h ng Bro ^ 

had installation service. Sunday m°™n* ^^^ Mrc|in g. Our 

Ethel Cupe is president ol ou .". Healing of Naaman, the 

Y. P. D. gave a 'eknd.d program. Th Heal g 

latter part of November. \V< ^ have a hue g ^ ,,„, B , vc , 

Sr'g S .ve S ufchrKtm" pTgram ""» ny re,ues, gave , agau, De, 
i S A„ a..r"cia.ion o' .he vn Ood ^"cTj;',,, congrega- 

" Hon -j'anni? T . By.rs, Chambersburg. Pa.. Jan. 8. 

tion.-Jannis y . - u „ Kr | y council was held lor he 

County Line.-Dec. 18 0»r ■»' '?"", ;„, „,,, among .hen, being 
.ear. Most of the officers were " e £ c "V"„" ' c , erl , E . J. Homer. 
„u, elder. J. C. B.ahm; .ecretary S. K. $"£"■ "" £ ^ m . „>, 
We are very glad to repor that on. _ » . J „„a„i„„„, vote of 
r.elecled lor another erm ol three years oy hfi bccr) 

the church; he has already been w, "• « ^» v J, cd ,„ „., , a on. 
doing very efficient work. The OMW ta „ lpi „ „.,„ some 

morning. Dec. 26. Bro. Jos. KJ ,,C ■ wc we re entertained with 

u, the Christmas message. In the even, i, d>iici o , , he 

, .plendid Chris.nia. p»»«» »^™^ Ps „ Jan. 3. 
Sunday-.chool.-Mrs. W. H. rsern, u » . ^^ S alunga house 

East Pe.er.hurg church met in co.nin ' y , , om ccr. were 

^H'^^BeSrss-r^ 

"Litg Spr,n,-Dec 3 Bro. \Z£^<S?&fi£K 

a revival in the Shady Grove c hnreh. cl «» mcm |,er, have been 
in all eiGhtcen strong, spirlt-hllcn sir... ■ doctrine ol the 

'."remgthencd and encourage to .UjnTJ.m on .JeJI. e^ 
-hureh. Beginning on .he ih.rd even.n 



,he Welfare Board plan, were made lor .he main.cn.nee ol lam is- 
sionary on ihe field. We are looking forward to the organi.ation ol 
a teacher .raining ela.s. perhap. two. Our pastor . sermon , an Sunday 
morning was based on four words; ough (Eph^ 6 »). can 
(Philip. 4; 111, ■'will" (Luke IS; 18) "have (2 T.m. 4 7). V'.lorT. 
i. ours if wc will for wc can do the things we ought. As a par. 
ol the worship program of .he Sunday-school the beginners class 
came up o . .he platform and murmured " Cod is love." Then the,, 
Saeher repeated " Suffer .he little. ..." Hearts were louched 
Is the superintendent clo.ed with prayer.-Su.an Famous. Royerslord, 
Pa Jan. 10. 

Hanover- church met in council Dec. 29. with Eld. Chas. L. Baker 
preSuT EM Or™. ' Group was also with us. Bro. Ruin, Bucber 
„i,i I no. be with u, in January ,o hold a series ol =«..««. ber»»»« 
Bro. Wm. Zobler just clo.ed a two-weeks «"« ol ■»«'^J« , ™ 

^",,3:-^ Z "cu'rer'e.'au^H.Tr^ M* Bro. 
Chas Huff was reelec.ed Sunday-school superin.enden.. The wn.er 
wa, reilec.ed correspondent lor a term of ll.ree year,. Bro Jacob 
E. Myers wa. reelected pre.iden. oi the Christian ■ Workers Socie.y 
,1.0 chori.ler for church. Sund.J-.ehool and Chri.t.an W orkers 
Officers on variou, committees were elected. An advisory boaru 
of five was elecicd lor the Sunday-school. Solictor, lor lb. .Old 
i. ii ■ t-i .«e „.,.re elected consisting o our members. Bro. Miller 
oT'ncw wTndsor'prea'rhed 1 for u, Jan' 2-Mary Rhinebar,, 609 Carlisle 

? " ^ir>BroT h H r Sala^'anu-sterl^n^pp-we,: 
S d ^erinteml"^ or,X„day.,c,,ool. Variou, other officers 
were elected for 1927. Our Christmas program wa, well rendereu 
Dee 25 It was combined with a brief missionary program during 
which ,he children who have been working lor Hie mjss.on ^at Li. 

^". , UI.* , "b?™'»S im'Vur !,oy.' and J, were ,«ry en.hu. i,...c 
°"°V '*" T. k .-e»,^d ^riS ' " hi.""". t<" >n .he 

members have gone to their rcward.-Mrs. Emory P. Trimmer, Har- 
r "Hoover. r vili, 'Church me, i„-„uar.erly council Jan 1 with _Hd. E. M 

srStiSfSfm^r^, 1 :; r Sic.'«d a j:^^ 

and teaehers were msjajled. The '„, ™press.« --""ha, 

rcorgan.rcd w. h hislc ^Am o v ^^j lhjt m 

'ff'our'si.,"" .he debT on "he Old Folk,' Home, which we happ.ly 
slcecded , doing at the elo,e of the year. On the evening oi 
Dee 22 the children rendered a pleasing Christmas program.-Mrs. 
Emma Blough, Hooversvillc. Pa.. Jan. 10. 

Lower Ckusr church me. in council Dec .8 Ehh D L P.pple pre- 
siding. Bro. Pepplc was rcelec ed elder o the coming r<«- 
Car wa, elected " Me,«n «« ^ ' l.a.a Col^e ha, arranged 
supenn enden, Lew, S h... « ,er J ^ par , „, u „ ch 

to conduct a Bible institute ... n.,_e„ Pa Ian 10. 

or early in April.-Mrs. Fred L. Waller, Queen, la.. Jan. ,u. 

o e .,. , Bro f L Weaver took up the pastoral work 

Penn Run -Sept. I B o J. L. "cave Thanksgiving 

here. We lilted our missionary ottering o r 

after a short program by .he eh. Wren a I .a k by he P 

union ^g„^Sa',i1*, .he m«,„ge. 
cwenuig. Rev. Stcsens o . for ^ com||]|j ycar| 

Dec. It ,„ couuel meeting "I he -r> > ifolsopplc Sunday- 

Bro. Weaver being elected de and Bro. H s „„ d „.«h„„l 

school superintendent. On the evening oi rf 

^i„ a ou?"cE;ia„ r °Wo*r," M JeU„g*"i ^ 
-Mrs. J. L. Weaver, Penn Run, Pa„ Ja 



■her cave a Ulk 

nearly every evenir ^-J^STSd'tE 'we "'.T tor" 

,h. origin of the CJureh o lh. B retn^ ^^^^^ ,„, „„„j 
The attendance and interest vt ^ Christmas program Dec. 24 
The Shady G"« f-^'S,"' g.' The lolmer scliool reorganised 
and the Brownsnnll school uct ' „■„,,„,■ all other officer, were 
Jan. 2. The write, wa. cho.er .sup crimen n^ Grove] ^ , a „ .. 
retained lor .he year.-H. N. M. s. enier.ainmen. Dec. 

Germnnlown Sunday. schoo gave their U.n Dm ^ (hc 

jj A, usual the little o 1. took '^f^f^j Attendance at 
chorus rendered .he cantata ino """j-vschool. We are badly 
,5 services keep. gfod. espec,.lly> be Sn nd a, sel a ^^ ^ , 

in need oi room, lor the different e ,s .... J , eajia , 

Morris preached , splendid sermon »' ". • , j wc held our 

nave one ol our own boys ^"J^X^ el.e.M. Bro. Swigar, 
ouarlerly business meeting » 1 " n M ?™™ F r , „„ e Lawn was elected a. 
?„. cho.e„ for another year «ta Flore ^ ^ ,„, 

the new correspondent There »a,e o pa 4j 

last report-Frank P. Jester, German ,e rv ice was held 

Green Tree-A helpful and I ;«•»««"; ^^..j'h ad a well pl-ned 
on New Year's eve. The Christ "« 1 j a , „ ^lock all 

BK f .ne'ehur^C/^^^se^^Shor^lhs «. 

Famous, Royerslord, Pa.. Jan. . ^ h „ d oI 

Green Tree.-The past ««*."*'','," Ma live business meeting 

department, and SnudaT-sebOol c la s.s ^ d e„,. of department. 

^l'mi S ,,e n e J sv;r,PPoim. a d \" "jS a lUf - £J£S>j£ 

aborS'r'ehnrcb to find ou. who doe, » X." iTe'nd'.n. with the 
wtirre At a meeting of the sunoay => r i,« e , it was urged that 
preside,,;, and .ecrCarie. of organ.,, ^ ^^ '„" ,„ r , and ,„ 

^"'member, ^'".'^S " — * " * °""°' " 



be had Vl.lted last •umm cr. >- , Mi| , p aS.O. 

held in the Du.ch Reform ed C "^ f'^ acdr „, „, nominating 
of the First Bre I,,, it. Irjfc I r Dcc g Al our 

^i^; ,o' £lo^ I. y-^jsEft rs 

rS,« pSonTunitcd with -be cl.rch^ ta « b-L 
K a"JSl/SSra! VeX^Wm.-"!?™: Scbnell. ,906 
rt Park Ave.. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 6. 

, S 1' St^^^^'^JTS wH°„orSTtor|f 
[nUreSr'/tbe'eS-ge. TI.e lollowin lay the p™. .. P-.-. ™; 
T o A 'w!."kra";. y e"'con*.,L^ » ere T p.«or wen, away to hold „ 

^rB^^^X ^»™iti.s 

A. G. boust anu ..in.es . r apprec a.tve audience. At 

the Chris.ma, program lo a large *°^™ Mch a m„„„,ed .o 

thi. meeiing we lilted «n ottering ™ , „ nd ered to the 

more than $43. The Chn.tma, program "" ?'"° J D=c 27 T he 
inmate, of .he Old Folk, Home on .he e,emng ot 
Juniata glee club wa, w.l in. on Dec. 30. Tto-M, ,„, ,„, 
large audience. "=«■"*•"» We bad with u. Elder. M. Clyde 
^randt'TlM "St .king ^ft-**J- 

'^"V^s iB'X i^-ourr'wth'-rs: 

lion. After the cou.ic, we na,, a o|h(rj took 

lowed wi.h a watch n.ght ""'", a vc b ,„eficial ser.iee to all 
in this service, which prove d to be ^JJWJ °™ H »m.r L. Burke. 
p „,e„.. Jan. »« "Xfje . to ha e w, ^ „„ fi„d b, our 

S^aiL -Mr', j. ," Buffenmyer, Windber. Pa., Jan. S. 
congrega ^ ^ Jamcj Snyd er, 

Snake Spring chureh »» Her.hberger wa, elected to 

our treasurer, resigned and Uro^ jae b „, „ere chosen on the 

„„ this office lor ""« year. T«o J.w jncj J rf ^ ^^^ 

hoard ol trustees, also a new Su i ., Vanhorn. A program 

The Sunday j .^ 1 « y r« o ;^"^ B 2 ;: b y ,he ,chool-M... Samuel 

Sna,,,^cm h ^,.?^hoo, J^^^^^SS 

.^ndid'in ."b™d"r. «™»^ h -'..". nV."S«' Sfowln" th^'etose 
person, were baptised. Our ™°t/>" ,n > ' bci „« delivered by Bro. 
I, ,he meeting was .mpre.s.v e^t he »»»« rf - Roctwood d B 
M. C. Swigar.. Nov. X Bro. w. J^i totm<Jt Q , Sunday-school and 
Will oi Al.oona were win s program was given. T 

young P»P'e - work D, 3 ; Rally IMr^ ^ ^ 



.etii 



^,:t,he D ^ r,.Kpen^tobeTs„;wy, „ugb 
(Conlinued on Page 64) 



62 



1 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 



Human Depravity and the Body of Christ 

(Continued from Page 59) 

meht But the young Christian may know that these 
e 1 thoughts and suggestions will ever and again be 
cornin. into his mind, and they must be met discovered 
and discerned, and the Christian is left no choice about 

* It is not enough for us to know that we are now made 
the righteousness of God in Chnst, even though ,t was 
not in the plan of God to put us back with Adam b - 
fo e the Fall. The Fall of Adam brought a terrible 
a an ..v upon the human race; and the fact that man 
s not reinstated in Adam's original flesh would be a 
still greater calamity wer^t not that God sent His 
own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin 
condemned sin in the flesh: that the «-* s ° 
the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the 
ti but after the Spirit" (Rom. 8: 3) • *£ -£ 
great fact that condemns us when we are found under 
the dominion of the flesh. 

To fulfill the righteousness of the law is to fulfil the 
law of love (Gal. 5: 14) ; and to fulfil this law ,s the 
whole duty of man, and it is the highest experience 
possible in this life. 

Since the church does not and cannot rise above the 
plane where it transmits human depravity, it ,s forced 
to locate and deal with its own depravity according to 
truth at every point, and in every temptation; and it 
rests as an obligation upon the church to instruct the 
following generation how to do this, while they as 
Christians, " work out their own salvation with tear 
and trembling" (Philpp. 2: 12). 
Tabor, Iowa. 



c 



MATRIMONIAL 



red for the pUbl 



: int fifty «nti 

of Spokane.— J. U. G. StiVeraon, po • . 
Harris, McClave, Colo. 



Dec. 24, 1926, 
Colo.-W. D. 



i the home of 
i. Kay Goodcn 



md Sis 



Alice 



of An ken y- 



of Maxwell, low... 

S3.£"p£ tS. * w.fS, Ca,i,.-J. R. Wi... i*.o* c» • 

Infliater^lrph -et;,i!5).ho Winger, N.,.h Manchester, In-. 

5 „"" Frederick. Md.-D. S. Flohr, Shady Grove. Pa. 

"^•'."tilS. I™. £..00? * G«irg, P..-M. J. Brougher 
and Sister i-inian iicuc 

'SlSLS^i-^*-2B- I - I iSt'K , SSiS 

art E^ass: :t— *— «■ p »- 



married J aeon A- i uii* "j, ,j „_„;,.„ with one grandson ana a 

dren-« son and . daughter who sur.se- w in » ,», 

bro.hcr. She united wi.h the Me, no, C "re 1, X o| ^ 

.bout fifteen year, » took "* <|'\?%KJ „ ,,„„„„, 

D. L. Mobler, teW Mo. ,,,„, 

6« »'<>■ J""" ,' Wa I^oine in V, de, ek.bnrg. P... Nov^ 26 
ol infirmi.ie, of age at hi. home '■ .re , , omlh of 

'1926, a B ed S3 yen,,, 7 month, and 14 day.. «e rf 

a larfVlv" 8 ''^'/^?™ 'he mi "d"k.!**». Brumbaugh, 
the Civil War. Mar 1 * ' ' ,, „ r ,.„, .,„ „f whom survive except 

r da^cr"^ ^ W«- rfSSat! 
irSSSLVSS-ifS Brethren gWj- *-■ £« 
steward of the Morrison , Cove H one 1mm ,. ,,„„„,„! in the 
a, the Cover Creek church by »'' F ^„° al f, C M.r.in.burg, Pa. 

Codorus congregation for «ho»t »«■ B J, mcma „ „,i„cd by 
Sfro"s."c LU G."?r"y eh ".'n C L b „re,u'In "d'JoTn "g «me,ery .-E. H. Leb- 
man, Dallastown, Pa. 

Grnber. Mary Ann. nee Hotter, born Jan. >8 1BJ ^^^"g 
a, ber home in M.ddle.nw-n Pa. Ser.ce, m Ihe U. rf ^ 

Ser .^r^ in^p'ld d|,^ b c^,e^^y the .^o, her 
husband who preceded her in September a Jj ^ .^ ^ ^^ 
«br'came"in"'coniaci. Three daughters survivc.-Mr, Emor, P. 
Trimmer, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Hawkins, Dorothy May, daughter of Mr. 
dieil at the home of her 



nr . and Mrs. Samuel Hawkins, 
randparents, Brother and Sister J 



.nths 



FALLEN ASLEEP 



B.ttingcr, Dec."31, 1936. aged 2 1 
twin the other having preceded her. 
church hy Brethren B. F. LJshtner ; 
the cemetery near by .-Ida M. Light! 

Heaey Bro, Frank R.. died Oct. 23. 1926. at h 
ca"er City, Pa., aged 60 years. 1 month and 6 day 



„,,d 21 days. She was 
vices in the Friends Grove 
B. F. Kline. Interment in 
Gettysburg, Pa. 

home near Lan- 
Hc was a faith- 



year* 



The la 



tiigrega 



. 26, 



Note. The foregoing i 
and may lie secured in 
Detroit, Kans. 



, be published in pamphlet inrm 
,. bv writing to D. H. Brechbill. 



SISTERS' AID SOCIETIES 



Method ol siding in reports! A. the ^f^^^'L* 
the 1925 Winona Conicrcnce it was r ce ° „ ... M eaS enger." 

be reported by District, instead ol local »"«'*• ' sk „,/ s „d 
July 11. 192S. p. 428). This means J?" 1 ™^. , he 

'""' .""rUbhe fionT'tb""- M s.»g« '» Apparently the change 

reports for publication in i"t _ __„*i n i.. to act some local 

in method is not clear to all, since wc continue to get 

reports.— Ed. 
HAGERSTOWN, MD.-We held 46 meetings with an avc "^ "" 
MAijcnoiv"! , consisted of quilting, making comforts 

tendance ol 12. Our work con «*««<» ^ com (orts. $38.19; 

and selling extract . Ke cupU 17 : . ^ JS . 

prayer-coverings S- .20 ^tra.t etc , , 

t w..ii.-.ril- Vice-President, Mrs. U"ra l-cie\cr, "»""' ■ 

writer; Secretary. Mrs. Orbannah L. Kaylor.-Mrs. Kather.ne Negley, 
Hagerstown, Md. 

jest* 'we'^' ^u,, d irs«rrr; 

S'flot eV . |S .o.al. S«S.«; balance; »1Z..67 P"""^ »"; 
r,,K.,in. Forbes- Vice-President, Mrs. Mary Coleman, Secretary 
Treasurer, tne wr'iter.-Mrs. Mayme Livingston. Johnstown. Pa. 

LA PLACE, IU_-We held 16 hallday meetings with an average 
a.Tendancc of 7. On hand Jan. 1, 1926, $52.17. Receipts : salcs.^ $86.07 , 

tares, $21)7.95; balance, 586.90. President Dora Shivriy. V.ca-1 ^e .Ocn^ 
Anna Shivelyi SccretaryTreasurer, the wnter.-E.tella Arnold, La 
Place. HI. 

OVERBROOK. KANS.-Meetmg. held. 10; average attendance IS. 
Total "nectionV. $18.71; paid out, $14.28; received Iron ba.aar, SaS.IB 
„,b„ „„™l; Pa d out $525 to Alrica hospital; pillow cases and 
.htt. to OH Folks' Home; on hand. $185.18.-Mr,. N. F. Banning, 
Overbrook, Kans. 

PYRMONT. IND.-Wc held 42 meeting, with an average •»"*"■" 
ol 8 As we had the mi.lorlune to lose our house of worship by 
fire on Dec 27 1925. we deeded to unite our effort, with the church 
Tn rebuilding and relurnislnng a new h.«.«. lh.™lo™ ^r^.t.on. 

LT;ed b ".m e cX.ion'rb,r.hday offeSi^'and donation,. $2.1.71; nuilt- 
ceiveo iron S e rv -i„B meals $10.50; lunch at lour public 

-'"? "?,«"« !' mfrfe'ts «i Si doibing and bedding sold. $60.15; 
Sees Hi % EaT," "iee-,fo„, «7.59; tofal, $552.12. Paid to building 
inwresi ■ ''-"j F«rnishiiiffB ^215 43; mater al, advertising, etc., 

»«■''««.' SS tab". : dista,.' $704; t'.tal. $444.90; balance. $107.22. 
sVster Ma , B^nhart. President; Sister Ruth Houmard, Vice^Pre,.. 
dent; S,'.Jr Edna Hylton, See,e,.ry-Treasurer.-Uda Wagoner. Delphi. 



Amnld, Dollie, passed away „. the Manah«t.r -„....-- 
1926. agetl 51 years. 3 inonib, and JB u.»a. Ma ^ ^^ 

ol Brother and Sister Chrislian Arnold. Sha »« j.^ w 

III. but spent most of her Me in Wahaah Lonn y^ 
to, mos, of be lite but -™ utuedwth the church about twenty 
, very »fsIaeto,y »»>. Sb ;• »■""<■ ber „„ til he , death. She 

fe""s a two a "isters Service, bj ' Eld. R. H. Miller and the wnt.r.- 
Ot*ho S Wio°ger, North Mancbcstcr/Ind. 

Ban.. Sharon S. born m Hancock County O h». ^ ^M, «* 
„cd 44 year. '««»*! ^ Jg* £ ^.Ued to hold menber- 
sL He w°a, ',' ro," w"h g.Jd judgment and did much .or the 
ship He »■■ ■ W^ in ,„e,ts in the community. He leases 

unite young and was a devout and s.ncerc Lbr, 
Tnmate ol the Home lor twenty-bye year,. So 
by Bro J. T. Gliek. Burial in the Timberville 

L B,n»ch, "liTo, Henry C. B.neh^ N n ... died 

S y by Pa E,d% h m" b K d Se'r^Bpaf'in" i^^ 
eeme,«ry.-Mr,. Emory P. Trimmer, H.rn.burg, Pa 

B town. Sister t^-J-Sg.fi^ 5^^ A ' " 
iSna'aTd 1 .? da"," lh= wa" a a"Li,bi„, member .. the church rom 

, y childhood and "-S^S't"..*" ,K "IriS, fo 
Though her haaring wa, much alte y ^ ^^ ^ ^ as 

'J mtere's'ting taaatar She "gave* many years o. service t.^tte 
ll^nfm'^^d^rfcemeS.-Sor^'^ovZt^oSbury 



s at the Home 
letcry.— Rebecca 



Ind 



SOUTH WHITLEY. IND.-We held 12 all-day and 2 half-day meet- 
a .. 11, aici-r. and 24 visitors. Amount in treasury 
aTlJegmning ol 'ye. , $48 offeri $.5.03; covering,, $555; ,a,c 
dinnefs mVets and ice cream .oeial, $10161; lor making uuiU, 
and eomlorts. $1860; alumni dinner and .upper. $8; el.clion meal, M 
miscellaneous. $3.17; birthday offering "cents; total. !«,>• 
out- miscellaneous, $15.22; church pledge, $41; lor balcony in church. 
BO; « "ess. 42 cent,; song book rack,, $27.50; washing table cloth, 
ll» District expense. SI; while gilt service. $10; material. $17.10; 
pial expense. £.50; total, $187.64; balance $21.63 Officer, were 
elected with Sister Verda Fox. President.-Hatlia MeConnell, Scere- 

tary-Treasurer, South Whitley, Ind. 



S „ L l r ,„, P nf New Enterprise, died at his home Nov. 

„e married Hannah Burger and o ttu. un, ^-"Jg^ ana .isty 
two preceded him. » caves ms . rf D T 

De,wilc U r r I'nlermin.mlhe cemetery near by.-Mr,. Jno. Snoberger. 
New Enterprise, Pa. 

i^rfoX Pr^n;,^arr b He^s|i,^= a 
mother and sister. Funeral services by Bro. U. S. Campbell, nrana 

Hatter, Lyndburst, Va. , 

D.vency Catharine, born at Plymouth, Ind.. Aug. 2 1844, died at 
tbeTomTo. be, daughter, Mr,. "». Zandar L» A»^E Cal, 

r-AiT-s as cb-h oT B .t%^rn"Ytcr d s»a 

Z :%., member o, t= ^£ ^ 7 '„^S 

Angeles— S. G. Lchmcr, Los Angeles, Labi. 

Diahl, Bro. Charles, horn in Dayton. Ohio, Sept IS. 1857 died sud- 
denly Dec. 26, 1926. He moved to law. wMh hi. parent ,n 1«0. 
I" ^',.„ V s"anr„ne H dau , gn," on" sfn pSedeTl-ldm'.Sd'hi,™ 
5" Mm He "w.; Mr...; y«ar, ,,-* »< .l,a Methodist 
and Pie.byterian Chnrche, but since coming to Leonard. Mo some 
three years ago he united with the Church ol the .Brethren He was 
a vcrv earnest church worker and was seldom absent Irom services. 
He wa, a cripple through lil. but always seemed content and happy 
Service, in lha Ch,i„,an chui.h in Leonard by J. S Catnap ytjd the 
writer The body was taken by his brother, John I. Dicni, to 
Cuthrie. \Vi,., where he wa, buried beside hi, wita and .on.-J. H. 
Keller, Leonard. Mo. 

D.utrlch, Eli. died Dec. 24. 1926. aged 79 year,, 9 month, and 3 days 
at the home ol his son in Harrisburg, Pa., where he bad lived 
„.fc death ol his wife about three year, ago Surviving are 
one »» and one daughter. Service, in the Hummel Street church by 
F J Wm. K Conner assisted by Dr. Waldo C. Cherry ol the Pres- 
Marian church. Interment in the H.rri.burg cemetery B. ... 
much devoted to hi, church and wa, one ol the most lent ve 
listeners during a service. He lived laithlul to the end b„ Me 
being hat of a true Chri,tian.-Mr,. Emory P. Trimmer, Harrisburg, 



r of the Church ol the Brethren ._ 

i i 1 life be went to church, remarking he 
. rSTJUS --n happ, Jle «,ired lorjhe nigh, 
and in a short time went to glory, calmly and easily. 
Weaver, East Petersburg, Pa. 

Hi,,, Mosc late o, Lancaster Con.,, P... te M« g ^1% 
^J^STtS^^SSS'S^S 4 m jj*. and 7 
, nnrinc- is illnc he called fo, the anointing. Scvices at the 

~-\MH.:," ".v. r,v,,r-.="V'«'s: 

S J !Ses' b „d y h'ur", a,' a pS d rVieiv d ch„r^ by re^ren Ben), and 
Abraham Cod and o.bers.-A. B. H.r.t, Spencer. °^, 

P... aged 84 year, 4 month, and 1 das - Moravian 

Waynesboro about thirty year.. She ^ .a. a^ innrmiti e, „, age 

Church lorty-two y.ara, ^ auffarad _ 

about five years. Four months ago ana ua « the bst 

S1 " ^\"„em» n .r' y orn^ , .a"mi. a ' "Lvfaafo?- .he pastor of the 
5SSSJ c™ur"c b b",s:is. h d'by Eld. J M. Moora Interment m Burn. 
Hdl cemetery -Sudie M. Wingert, Waynesboro, Pa. 
"'I",. D.ni=, Edward, son o, Brotha. jjj*- D; f sv Ke^y, 
died Nov. 14. 1926, a. h,s home near Logan v la 1 a 
b B v e Br„ r?dZ,'^ men. "?„' Codo™. cemetery. Six brothers 
'a™',,,, survive -E H Lehman, Dallaslown, Pa. 

" ^-' b ^oX^^dayrS/maS "BtJ S 

children, three having preceded har ; SbJ ■>"« « ' d , j 

,,,e Brethren 6& h,. -^ear, ^go. In £>**" Fo r 

the time. Though a grea. sufferer she endured 
and Christian courage and was always encenu _ 
G. H. Bashor at the Church ol the , Brethren 1"'«» 
cemetery.-Mrs. Anna M. Gnagy, Glendora. Cabl. 

Maggevt, Sister Covina. daughter of Brother and Sister Johr^ _. ; 
nisb born in Covina, CM., died Sept 10 1«, a> •»« 

^ Sd ta .s ffssr--« Si I stfs 

and remained a faithful member. She lease, h JJ ''... a . 
children, father %«*""%%£ 'fS ,„ the South Whitley 
nr^ry-M^Glw^'sturbwSey. Ind. . 

cemetery, oars. .... .„,, r _ q,i em Va . died at the Miami 

vT 1, 'H , '" , ui.S , 'De e rn 3? P . r 926 ' When eighteen ye»'r, ., age he moved 
7o al ^„ H h°H'l S p.0 D „"0nt; he had lived in D.yion 1*1^--^ 

be^e S !n'M.^f«^:^^^ 
= <Hvs She was a school teacher and while on ner way i 
5 days, ane *.« never lully recovered and suffered lor a 

(ell Irom her hor« SbeM^ ™J was a [aith(u i member of the 
number of years Irum the £g: » « »a» h iUed 

l^fsnr-v-ed'h^ \S,V^ ^rs^ lour ^hers^Serv. 

S i^JJIS; M h i7er h ,.ru,.!. r Mrs T Tb E eo S£U Mey.rsdale, Pa. 

&«tfeSa^=tft7W5tu^ 

-E. H. Lehman, Dallast-- 



by Eld. 
i Oakdale 



Fulta, Fannie E., daughter of Danle, and Ba,l>n,a Landis. born 
near Harrisonburg, Va., died at ber home in Leetan, Mo„ Dec. 28, 



Pforr. Mr.. Mary, born Sept 27. ,« died Sep,. 27 1,26 a. Lo ; 
Angeles. Calif. She T^S*£f*Z»« inspifa. om "sha ... 

lion of the inventor of the Bell telephone. The family came to 
America and settled a. Sandusky. Ohio *"" our ,., ter wa a ... ten 
yea,, old She ,c.ve, her husb. nd H n y H«r . ..^ - ^ 
£", a," uVch T s n y e, Th y'^a ;' ived since. Fo, a numb., of 



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■ ■ «,nrlt in Los Angeles and also m 
vears she was engaged in m, *? l0 V„ ;_ hcr home some years ago. 

-,ce> m ••>« '"" „ fclhmer Los Aneelrs. C" 1 '- 

by ,i,e wrltcr.-S. to " nu.chomc ol Trapr*. 

„ s„r,n B Hi,, -~». « »■ ro |Urf ,„ e ^ , r 
Roop, Sister Ha. wile « ™ ™ .„, .nil 6 months. Sic ■» «c« 

brotin-13. Stover, Jutcrinein 

SM „, Cold. A.b«.i.. «»«»"<« "^'".S", th. "<«'' 
HeJl US, M«l 5 °T lb ! h r1.Lily b»riJ E ronnd.-S. W. Sec. 
,l,c bouse. Interment ... tne .. 
Mall.Us. W. Va. ._:.«■ Pa., wile «< > rry 

Shoen,.^, Ma,,nda Tr.»le. ^ ■£«.* f™J ^ M , ,926 *J 

sSTi^ , £^ris;- ,, a.%s , I ^H 

^^^rlf"'J-"d 9 to ; ,„ S a„d M .„d orS a lM Cb,,d«n c 
Sh^ck, Bra Wm- B. d|rf »' J „ hon.c . ^ ^ _. „ 

P~SSaS^S rt»L Blt.ne, 
S ^'s"b Ka,b,n. ^E^^W* 

W E. Ovcrholser, David Jjycr.j 

Williamstoivn, Ohio. Madison County. Va.. died at the 

Sisb, Bro. Chtis.ophcr, born ,n M, d son ^ „„ „ „„ 

aged 86 years. - 192J he an d his wl,c "™^ „ n itcd with the 

sraTiJ?ti ;.^ n , f ;«, t.™ t'^r-setvice.^ 

Church ol the Brethren^ H| .. •«„,„„„, in Rive, View cemetery, 
the. Chapel by Jld. O. -■ » Boo „,borO, Md. 
Wilham.port.-Eva B. Cartee. ^ Jied „ 

Smith. Caroline BnNurAto" "J*?, day.. When .,.»^ 
30, 1926. aeed 81 JO*" »™J s „ ah BH l,„art. moved near ro.to" . 
S5 " wbic »h" » ' SS " marria.c to .]*»«;' »,„* Vller 

^r'^°ebiSer,r^*n/w.U, rr n,be :rs P,eecde 

£f. r,iS«£ 2. , ,nd B bS\r-uhHe 
S lai.bM until death. £™£££ ot East Roche.tn. 

Sf„ t ^Vr. n ~J.«T^tbT ! M. Thontas. B.uee.on M.U., 

W. Va. _. , I,. ., the late Geo. W. Thomas, 

Thoma, S,,.cr B»l J™,^,^. "'doT 23. .926. a f d J5 »eara, 
died at her home ... Br,a """; s ' a fai ,h(ul member of the C„ 
7 months and 23 days. She was rf b ,„ Ja„gh. 

~< the Rrethren from youth- ^ne is s _i stcra . Service -- 

starsi^e£Fss^^'»?t 

from a complicat.oo of «'»»'"■"/ ^hurel, o, the Bre.h. 
ti„ „,, c a lifelone member ot tne t-" survived by n... 

"way loyal and devoted to the <*•"*•■££ dTa,h and died three 
£ LV was taken sick the day of the .lather » „, mcmber , of 

week, later. Bro. T<..».»« "« ° ' F ° ^/ehurch in 51^-^. 

the old folk,; ..»8. Serviees at the Rcv L Grady Cooper 

County by Bro. J. T. Click as sis „ mcle , y adjoin.nB.-Rcbec 

,he Lutheran church. Interment in 

L. Neff. Timhcrv.lie, Va - „ d 8 , years. U months 

Vm er. Eld. John P-. died DBJ »M.. «„ e ml „ J Miss Dianna 

and 22 day.. He was born ..»» S T<J , h „ „». 

Notiiiuham who "'= cedrf ,^"" 1 „,,"„ M"!™ a " '"« mb,! " ° 
born fourteen children, ten ol » o"> , orly ye a„ ol 

Church ol the Brethren. Bro Varne^J .^^ "•■»»? 

when he united with the Church ol Virginia a.thiulb. 

the ministry and served be ihu '» ag0 ,,c moved 

lone as hi. health permitted. About « > ]jad ,,„„„ lost b 

,he B Elk Run »"«'«»"°"' °L ", i'm from doing the ««* * 
eye.iebt but Ihis did not present rf w ^jj^ch whicn 

hi loved mo.t. A number ol I time I be ^ ^ mc ,„ „, „d.en=e 
he was always willing >° °°. Me * h><l e hosen hi. te»t. alter whic n 
S-A ^riroThifvt, Ve o^bibhea, trutb.. S^ e .^ 
;°'„ rA z!^^rE;k^ B ergregatio«.-Sar,h M. Smith. Mt. 

^dbe",' Edwill ,. died Aug. ^^^^f^ 
C 8 ole 2 »/Ser,nt. 7 in™P^n. S SB S ,e,h,.„ ceme,ery.-E. B. Leb- 
man. Dalla.town, Pa. . M yea „, S months 

a», B r ffSK Ssf ^ r bjA-s F5 

Hi. wile preceded bim sixteen jeari »« R g c> Bu „ a | 

Annville church by Bro. A. D •• Bollinger. Annv.lle, Pa. 

in the adjoining ccm=tery.-M. Ehrabetn n 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 22, 1927 







Notes From Our Correspondents 

(Continued from P.igc & 1 ' 

u- u .„ rollv Saturday evening Dec. U 

&t: sis *sin-"^ 

.ervic. consisted o. .ones and "J '''"", „ „,,, Holidays." Dec. 

S.X, ^,S^Ud".'"AiS Society-Mrs. Ira 0. »«-«, 

f ,ff„t, at the Mohler church conducted 
Spr.ngville-Th. ,- of J""" ^ '*„,, s „„day. ,.,„.,, with a 
b . Bro. B. W. S. "'J' "I!,,,,.,. Many from adjoining 
large and appreciative a »» regularly, which added interest 

congregation, attended the «"'« 'J-** J* resu]|s app ,«„i y 
,„d inspiration A Ithoot h " ' «™ ,, ,„ „„. ,,„, may bring 
ToSairabuTdan; harvest 'for .he jM,„cr.-Joh„ L. Myer. Stevens. 
. Jan. 10 



j.j ln nur church hy letter and 

Waynchara-Vesterday srj ™« added to o« c ^ mmb „ s 

one by the right hand of < L.w- P « ' „,.,.. n i«d 124 have 

During the four years »'nee the congrcg on i a g 

been added by baptism an fif y- gh, b> ■ « "^ ,£ „ v „ «,, 

York.-Dce. 14 we me. lo.reorganiee the S«nda£.ch=oI. Bro. Ralph 
Lehman wa. elected snperin.endcn * » P cc ,„ductcd by our 

^^r*3T^« SM}J?- - Sfr'e'Sd 
College «iU render ".P^Sram in February T»o. ^ 

and three granted since .our h«™P°' '■ ™e„ ,„ , he y ea, after 
Bible Study classes have re - >^ ^^ u sMji]) . ,, r „, v ,„g, 

ss&riSJ A.d' t icie,y "--^^^.trr^u-n 

w «h in the church.,,, h „ ^verage trance olf. ^ by 

the past year there were Twcm * -.mi-ters conducted eighteen 

hapiism and three reclaimed and our ■«-£, _ cond . 

funerals. Dec. a> uto. d. "• • . , ■ p ,, LU ......hi... 

interesting sermon in the "i^ing ami ,""; ^ 'J^ce, in' the 
hllcd the pulpit in the evening. J " .-. delivering the message 
iTlt g?r1,'"eb„™ S s h ™"gin E g d se.e^a, ^ections.-Plor.nce Kecney. 
York. Pa.. Jan. 10. V1RG1N)A 

j^^nss a-assurs ari^s kj= 

f°i* Henry' Boitnottl correspondent. >"< «"'»•, J^" A com 
organising our congregate-, into oca. Unit, w„ d sc.s.ed. A^ 
mi t lee was appointed .>na a report, indui ■>» r , ■ „ 

S 1. 1. v..! finally decided to continue as we _h,vo be^r. d mg. 

Llao Chott work was $«-.°. -Blanc he Bowman, Boone MiU, \a.. 
»'- i" n -„ ,1,^ nasi year we have been encouraged by Hie 

~T 1?ESs p^S ? vt" 1=5^ 

&Ei!il^S Creer^See ^ ipplf 
SoJT.15,. carl month to an, m »Hn gjor an a ged inval, jester 

bT i."B"p:r-'a.e,^^^agSn S ster Zaida Barnliart, leader 
of the Y. P. D.; the writer. correspondent-Essie E. Boitnott. sviriz. 

Elk Rua. church met in conneil Dec. 11. The election of officers 

V Fairf^.-The Oakt.n church me. in council Dec. 11. Jtatta™ 1. ^ 
™,d'^r J dS ^,hr f ^^on^a;r'^|V^S 
^"piohTg", up'S. 8 .." c^-gS an^'hi^'plr|,.',' , sve,e'aUg 

and having learned that they would have to purchase a set ol granite 
die. in London to be used on the African field it «»> <\« d ' d «° 
give them a pu„e. Each elas, was asked to make ■ «o»«*JB™. 

?^TiT^'™;V "Shna '.v^'t^'iHle JrK pie'Sled 
department .angjcsusi.u, thcn ^^ 

„,',L"".:r! n::;*":. mother "E,o F hr and hi, wiie, During h^ talk 
the service Hag was raised with the second cross on H (The Sisters 
Aid Soc.ty presented this nag to the Sunday-school seven year, 
ago when B,„. Minor Myer, left for China.) Bro. Flohr gave us a 
v!,y inspiring mes.age. He tried to impress upon U •''»<"'''' 
success or failure in Africa depended no. alone on the effo H to. 
upon the prayers and support ol the home church. The .«. ■. 
a whole wa, very impressive.-Maggie Miller, Vienna, Va., Jan. 6. 

M. n .. UH church met in regular quarterly council on New Year", 
D "y x"ree„ i".all.d a piano which is much appreciated hy the 
voung people The Y. P. D. rendered a very fine Christmas pagean 
S ' "The Quest of Youth." The primary class gave a ,bor 
,™ ol songs recitation, and pantomined "0 Little Town ol 
K "em ' whi^hv,"; impressive. Christmas Day Bro Alvin Kline 
one ol our boy. now of Oteene D.unty Industrial School, gave u, 
a ver, good sermon, and on Sunday Bro. Samuel Harley. one of 
OU, boy, now at Bridgewatcr College, preached. The missionary lund, 
Sll.10 of las. nuarter were divided among the home ^ board he 
general board and Greene County School. Jan. Z tor m U H.Cr.l H 
Lard and the Nokesville ministerial board met to forniu ate plan, 
looking toward, a joinl pa.torate.-Mr,. E. E. Blougb, Mana.sas, Va., 
Jan. 10. 



, i T,« 1 Ofiicers were elected 

Mt. Zi^cburcl, n,c, i" •.»■»"' ™ »-' J £ ' , „ „,i,cr. church clerk 
for the year as lollow.l D. N. Sp.tler. eld... ^^j,.,,.,,^, ,„per,„- 
and correspondent; easier ir c '.. ., r -. cnKcr " agent. Owing to 
tendent. and BrO ( "■ ^. W »^™ behoof ." dturclt' ha, decided to 
the growing need, of the Sunday senoo. iri ,„ e ,ti» g program 

S? v~ , -^ rtS ■" » ' "° Lto! '- H - *• Sour " 

L pi^. a 'vjl.y (Second).-Our **- ^..W ■ 
^rrruu-Tr^'-M". M. C. Willi.™. ML Sidney, V... 

^'sulmi. church me. in council J.n 1 vj'^ld M. J ; C»» P«- 

siding. Various conin.it.ec, ivcre appo in. d "J '^ ,,„,„„ heen 

wa, chosen church correspondent. Bro Lutl.ei 1. ^ Eld „ s 

licensed to preach a year as... »>■ ." ->•""> ^ , 2 ,,„,, Rc „ b ush 

Tne i . t - *-*' mci ji»i.s *-i "^ t«~ in 

talk.-Ma.tie Craun, Bridgcwa.er, Va.. Jan. 10. 

Timberville church met in eotoeU Aug. «• Th« J^Teaehers 
School was held Aug. .7 with an enrol h^^ u. ol hit B ^ T 

were all home talent, under the » u ^"™";' ff ° r , „', ejo to Bethany 
Click. The council deeded to send an Mennji * 
Bible School. Bro. Wieand gave a ser.e, ol ,. In- « ftis 

, ,„d !. Our pastor closed tns fourth >«' bee 

church Sept. S and a that ' ,m ' " none bv this godly man and 
''r-^fnofbr; ■in^d. E rhe,ru\t««ra^eaV,, e ^. good fcllow- 

S!p -r ?b/ Christian ~fc£* SSTT^S ^ »!Z 

Harmonburg, Va. The La die, A 1 n D ^ ^ (he „,„., 

oyster .upper Dec 9, pros. ei, , s „,p r i,ed the pastor 

women's and adult Bible cias.es c , sea ,oii. 

and family with a poun show^ o . II the » d ^".^ Timb „ vi „e 
J.:'„,e n, tb ,"e a church De" 19 T,,,s C program included a Cli, strna, 
Home in toe im< rhristmaa i>ri.gra!ii, white, E llts 

tree and a treat lor each child The 0»».I»J1I B . ^ ,. 

for the king, wa, rendered Dec 27. The ° M "M*™ u , e Va j,„. a 
which will go ior mission,.-Rebeeca L. Ncff, Timberville, 



Mission Board. Bro. L 11. Ehy «JpJ»S£Z<Ji S 

meetings here '"' '"',.' "^rah an ou°,ide preaching P«»t. «« 
Three boy, of Chambers 1 rattle, an fc pm|it| o„ 

baptised Dec. 19. Bro. C. H. B«jk» ano we Thc udieJ . 

home ol Seattle lor Chr stm as. Chr ^ ^ „ „ 

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correspondent and "Messenger MOTj, »g^~ „, nle „bc„hip 

to, of ll« Otrislia. Workers Socte y. One ^ ^ ^^.^ , 

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. .^ m n.l^ list soring;, amounted to >iyr.u... m. 

STWSfS'S hoSl-BaPtis, mim,,er c There It.ve hetojKto 
accessions in the last two ™™ . earnest endeavors 

regular sermons of our ooal pastor Uo. I ii K. hns WMSed 

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and correspondent, SMci «■ " , \ interesting program wa, 
.uperintenden, rhanksgiving c.e,^ g ^ ^e 

given. As an Iinil ' • „ E „„ Ec hcf. Wc now 

following Sunday $12 was receiveu tor interesting program 

have preaching each Sundaj . „.m« and » ' .^.^ prog „ , he 
. i„ the evening. The Sunday scliool gov ^ and Sijlcr 

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J&'SSSSuae."" S3 our Cas. meeting. After comp etmg 
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for regular services. Bro. J. O. Sire u r. lis i jed 

on accoun, of funeral ■«-«•«» ld , »° ^.l had "a'spin.ual Hour 
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Chewclah, Wash., Jan. 3. 
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Christ an Workers; Bro. O. B. Gregory, clerk. Bro. Verne Snllman 
and wife who were licensed a year ago to preach were advanced 
atiu wiie wuu »•= ■„„„. „„|. Rro T A Eby, member ot 

,, .I,,, ministry by a unanimous vote. oro. j. a. j- j. 

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West Virginia arc progressing very well. " . 

i.ntd their first quarterly council lor 1927 
Sandy Creek congregation held the r ,r "."ar J. >m erantrf| 

at the Salem house on Jan. 1. it '> c o„«rcgalion to Union- 

mostly to those who had »«V„™ ,,,.«». and had 
town Pa, or near there, some ol litem several years ago. . 
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to hold our series of meetings a. ine ■ - evu< ~Ult A council 

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Vol. 76 



Elgin, III., January 29, 1927 



the suture of 



No. 5 



In This Number 



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Editorial— 

The Clock of God ■ 

The Part We Nee J to Watch, 

Why We Do Not See Belter, 

Connecting With the Power 

Among the Churches, 

Around the World 

The Quiet Hour (R. H. M.) 

Our Forward Movement- 
One Thing — No. 2 

My Witnesses— No. 2 1:'"-.V"jVt"Ys- " 

The Art of Living Together. By M. C. Lesl.e 

General Forum— 

Why^S^ I, F,ogrecs:ng Slowly :, Cluna.-Part 2. B 

J. J. Voder - « 

Tlie Duty of Cooperation, By Leander Sm.tn 

Vacation School, of 1927. By Ear. Flory, ----- "£ a 

•• The Trend of the Time." By H. P- Brut k. «'»■■■ „ 

Car" for Afted or Disabled Ministers. By H. G. Shank 

The Pastor's Study— 70 

The Prophets in Everyday Life-No. 22. By Ernest G. Hoff .70 

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Home and Family- 
Ruth (Poem). By Frank B. Myers, . ...... 

I r ^Sh. C ,TVh?m E Vou b Lo h ve R ' gTfc'W^i* 

f™ 1 Moore's Better Way. By Grace H.leman Mdl.r, . 
Heard at Bethany Conference. By Ears Flory 



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The Clock of God 

If there are both moral and intellectual obstacles to 
the Kingdom's speedy coming, as there are undoubted- 
ly will you not agree that the moral are the greater '. 
Will you not agree that the. chief difficulty .s the 
natural selfish perverseness of the human heart which 
makes so hard those new advances in the practice of 
love? By all odds, yes. We have been saying some- 
thing about that lately. 

But the intellectual obstacles are not to be despised. 
Some of them work no small amount of mischief. 

One such is the obsession that the divine plan of the 
a-es is all wound up in a sort of celestial clock with 
certain epochal events set to go off at stated times. 
The date for these is definitely fixed, predetermined 
from all eternity. The progress of the Kingdom is not 
determined by the actions or attitude of men. To allow 
such a thing would reflect on the -divine sovereignty. 
Sometimes it is granted that the fortunes of individuals 
may be affected by the way they relate themselves to 
the divine plan, but the complete logic of the system 
includes everything, all human acts and choices even, 
in an all-embracing fatalism. The thing that makes 
life interesting and worth while is -the fascination of 
the problem of discovering the key with which the 
clock is wound. This is presumed to be hidden away 
somewhere in the mystic symbolism of the Scriptures 
and looking for it is the great business of Bible study. 
According to this view we must take special care not 
to do things at the wrong time, especially not to hurry 
up the program. Possibly God does not want us to do 
this or that particular thing at all, though he has 
plainly shown that he wants it done. It may be 
destined to take place in a later age. Hence the great 
importance of knowing the order in which things are 
to happen, and how fast. 

This was the view of the temple builders evidently 
when they got back from exile. They said it wasn't 
the time yet for the Lord's house to be built. There 
was a difference of opinion probably, just as there is 
even yet, as to the precise event from which Jeremiah's 
seventy years should be reckoned. Was it the first 
deportation, or the final one, or the destruction of the 
city? You see it had been only about fifty years since 
the last-named, so the problem was quite serious. 
Modern students by a little stretching and pruiting 



here and there have been able to find several ways of 
reckoning the period. But such temporizing got on the 
nerves of faithful old Haggai and fiery young Zech- 
ariah, and such a lambasting as these men of God gave 
the laggards it is refreshing to behold. They were 
perfectly willing to let the chronology shift for itself, 
if only they could stir up their countrymen to seize the 
opportunity before them. To a good degree they 
seem to have succeeded. And the chronology of the 
matter, since it offers a choice of two or three solutions, 
has worried along very well furnishing pastime for 
some who would otherwise be hard put to it to amuse 
themselves, and not disturbing those who have more 
important business. 

Verily, there are "psychological moments," times 
more or less opportune for certain measures or ad- 
vances in Kingdom progress. But the chief factor in 
making them so is the spiritual state of men. There 
is no schedule that must be followed in defiance or 
disregard of this one supreme fact. God is ready, and 
always has been, to establish his rule in the earth as 
fast as men are willing to have it so. This is the 
thesis of the present discussion. To make men willing, 
to effect the spiritual change in them which makes pos- 
sible the rule of God in their lives— this is the one prob- 
lem which includes all others. 

The best time to do that is now. It always was 
" now." " Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not 
your hearts." It was Israel's own unbelief that post- 
poned the entrance into Canaan for another generation. 
It was not that the time had not come on the clock of 

Go<1 - , 

'• The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is 

at hand " said Jesus, as he " came into Galilee, preach- 
ing the gospel of God." The time would have been 
fulfilled long before that, any time before that, if the 
people had been willing. The only thing to do about 
it then was to repent and the time for repentance was 
always ripe. Certainly it was ripe then, over ripe, 
rotten ripe. What must be the state of that ripeness 
now, in this year of grace nineteen twenty-seven, the 
year that rhymes with .heaven ? 

Is the time up yet? That was the great question, the 
apostles thought. " Lord, dost thou at this time re- 
store the kingdom to Israel?" Surely the clock must 
be about run down! When will the time come, if not 
now? What marvelous gentleness and delicacy is dis- 
closed in Jesus' answer! " It is not for you to know 
times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his 
own authority." More bluntly told, " That is God's 
business, not yours. You go witness for me." 

Yes the time is up. The past is all gone. The 
present is upon us in full blast. The Kingdom of 
heaven is at hand. It is past due now. Don't watch 
the clock. Don't waste another minute. It is our 
next move. Bring forth fruit worthy of repentance. 
Make in the desert a highway for our God. By new 
advances in the practice of love. 

The times and seasons God hath set within his own 
authority, namely the authority to deal with men as 
their condition requires, as their carnality, or spiritu- 
ality makes possible. He himself is ready and waiting, 
lo. these many centuries. The Kingdom is at hand. It 
will come all the way in if we give it a chance. It 
depends upon us, not because we are so mighty but 
because the Kingdom is made of spirit stuff, and the 
quality of that is in our keeping. 

The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, 
nor bugles and banners, nor times, and seasons, nor 
pomp and splendor, but righteousness and peace and 
joy in the Holy Spirit. The sooner we make room in 
our hearts and lives for such things as these, the 
sooner his Kingdom will come. 



The Part We Need to Watch 

Some think we ought to emphasize the work of the 
Spirit more. No doubt we ought, though some of us 
think we are stressing this considerably. The work of 
the Spirit is fundamental, and so is that of the spirit. 
For it is the attitude of the latter that makes possible 
the help of the former. 

The manifestations of the Spirit are varied. " To 
one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom 
. to another gifts of healing ... to an- 
other discernings of spirits ... to another the 
interpretation of tongues." " There are diversities of 
workings but the same God." Simple enough and 
yet a hard lesson for most of us to learn. The feeling 
sticks that it isn't the Spirit unless the manifestations 
are of our favorite variety. 

Important? " As many as are led by the Spirit of 
God these are sons of God," and no others. " If 
any 'man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of 
his." The doctrine of the Spirit is at the heart of our 
religion. 

But why make it difficult and foggy? It is the use 
of the doctrine, not the philosophy of it, that concerns 
us This has to do with the fruit. Can't you distin- 
guish " enmities, strife, jealousies," etc., from " long- 
suffering, kindness, goodness," etc.? Whatever the 
"workings" look for the "fruit." If the proper 
fruit is lacking you have good ground for being 
suspicious of all " manifestations." And so have other 
folks good ground for being dubious about our 
claims to Spirit work, if the fruit does not appear. 

This is the most vital aspect of this matter. It is 
the only part of it we need to watch. 



Why We Do Not See Better 

•• We grope for the wall like the blind ; yea, we grope 
as they that have no eyes; we stumble at noonday 
as in the twilight." 

Don't we now? Could you have written a better 
account of the facts? Here we are in the noonday of 
the Gospel yet so far from walking in the full light 

of it Why ? 

" We roar all like bears, and moan sore like doves 

our sins testify against us . . . turning 

away from following our God . . . truth ,s fallen 

in the street and uprightness can not enter. Yea, 

truth is lacking." . 

I, that the reason? We turn away from following 
the light and because of that the way becomes dark 
There is a want of truth in our pretended devotion? 
Does this writer know? 

You may have his work in your library ■ you would 
like to look into it further. If not. we'll gladly tell 
you, on request, where you can get it. 

Connecting With the Power 

Did you hear about the shoemaker "ho had his 
work-bench in the corner of a repair shop? There 
was a shaft revolving over his head continuously. One 
day a friend suggested that if he would put a belt 
over that shaft he could do much of his work h) 
machine power. He had no, thought of that. There 
was the power all the time. He might have been 
using it as well as not. 

lohn R Ewers, one of Pittsburgh's prominent min- 
ister*, says that prayr is like that belt. It is reach- 
ing up and connecting with the exhaus less power 
above Isn't he right? There it is all the time 
Limitless power and we are not using it. But we must 
remember it isn't just words that effect the connection. 
It is the actual hunger of the soul for God that brings 
down the power. 






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GENERAL FORUM 



Service 

BY PLAYF0RD BITTINGER 
As sword within its rusted sheath 
A smoldering fire may lie beneath 
The melancholy, humdrum way 
We do our work from day to day. 

We underestimate our worth. 

We hesitate, and plunge not forth. 

God has a work for us to do; 

He gave us strength to sec it through. 

We need to sorrow, agonize, 
To set our faces toward the skies. 
We need to spend a secret hour 
Upon our knees, in getting power. 

We should forget our selfish aims 
And put behind self-centered claims. 
And then, and only then, we can 

Be servants as the Perfect Man. 



Eglon, W. Va. . _^ 

Why Christianity is Progressing Slowly in 
China 



BY J. J. YODER 

In Two Parts — Part Two 
We closed a former article on this subject by speak- 
ing of two monster twin evils: dirt and graft. We 
shall begin here with the second twin, graft. Culture, 
as such, never saved a man or a nation. China has a 
culture and it has given them a civilization about as old 
as the hills, but I doubt whether there is among any 
other people in the world so much selfishness and graft. 
Their women are crippled by binding their feet until 
the bones and muscles are crushed into a handful of 
useless matter; thus women go on their bruised stubs 
the rest of life, broken in spirit, the slaves and servants 
of selfish men. What an enormous sin ! We are told 
it still goes on in places on the quiet. Idealism is at a 
low ebb. Altruism is also very little in evidence in 
their system of thinking. Public spirit is the greatest 
lack of the natural life. Things are done for selfish 
ends and with sinister motives. In a business transac- 
tion by a third party it is almost universal to take out 
a " squeeze " or steal somewhere. Public office is a 
much desired opportunity to steal from the public. 
Capital seeks no investments of any large consequence 
for government officials will soon tax and squeeze it 
into bankruptcy. The militarism of China today is 
nothing more nor less than men entrenched in power 
attempting to get position or public advantage where- 
by gain and loot may be secured. The soldiers are 
fighting for the three dollars gold per month and will 
as soon fight on one side as another if any advantage to 
self can be gained. The generals usually have about 
the same type of patriotism. The great masses of 
common people endure it, thinking they are helpless, 
and they are. There is no central government now, 
not even a nominal president. To whom can the people 
go for relief? The hope is that these war lords will 
wear out their resources and finally quit out of sheer 
exhaustion. Already the taxes for 1927 have been 
collected here in Shansi province and likely most of 
the money spent. Graft is a big twin brother to dirt 
in the group of enemies of China and of Christianity 
in China. 

The fifth enemy is what a missionary a few days 
ago called "downright sin and the love of it." Per- 
haps we should class all these enemies under this head, 
but for convenience' sake we desire to classify them. 
What we mean by this term is just a depraved evil 
nature that loves darkness rather than light— one that 
is immoral, inhuman, cruel, without mercy, full of 
hate, unsympathetic, full of unrighteousness, given over 
to hardness of heart. There is ( much of this nature 
and only the power of God can ever break down its 
strongholds and free these fettered children. 

A sixth difficulty, however of a different class, is the 
language. China has a difficult language. It requires 
years of hard study and careful attention for a for- 
eigner to get a fairly intelligent use of it. I mean the 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1927 

use which will enable him to translate Chinese thought 
into a good understanding for himself, and also to 
transfer his own culture and ideals across to the 
Chinese mind easily and freely. Years of much prac- 
tice improves it, of course. But a good many mission- 
aries have difficulty in preaching in^the Chinese lan- 
guage. This makes the work slower. 

We have given a few difficulties in the way of Chris- 
tian progress, not to discourage anyone, but to help us 
to be patient and persistent. It is a herculean task 
and will require a much longer period of time than 
some of us expected or hoped for. It is not an im- 
possible task. In the accomplishment of it is the hope 
of the world. The future of Christianity depends 
upon the success of Christianity in the East. We must 
expect to continue to give of our money and of our 
children to China for yet many years to come. Leaders 
of China say that at heart China is not anti-Chris- 
tian but indifferent, which is perhaps true in the 
sense intended by them. One of the most encouraging 
and inspiring fact one finds here is the beautiful souls 
of such as have found and accepted Christ. With the 
transformed life, the features of the face become at- 
tractive and beautiful. Women bound in sin and 
superstition are depressed in spirit with hopelessness 
and despair written in every feature. Christianity 
transforms the life and face into one of joy and hope 
and freedom. One finds such faces wherever the Gos- 
pel is preached. Children learn to play ; where Chris- 
tianity goes a new life opens up to the child. 
Homes are enriched and husband and wife discover 



last it led his enemies to crucify him, but it did not 
stop the cause. So must the cause today gp on in 
China regardless of the " anti " movements of sin, 
ignorance and superstition. The Gospel is for China, 
and slowly but surely it will win the victory. 
Ping Ting, China. 



Loyalty 

BY W. A. KINZIE 

The various churches of our city designated 

November as " Loyalty Month." We understand the 
term to mean, being constant and faithful in any re- 
lation implying trust or confidence, such as husband 
to wife, friend to friend, or hearty service to a cause. 

The Bible teaches faithfulness, the church requires 
devoted allegiance, and Christianity demands constant, 
faithful loyalty. 

Christ taught loyalty in relation to the spirit of the 
law, the deed is preceded by the seed — anger then mur- 
der, lust then adultery. Instead of hate we should 
love; our motives for doing alms, fasting, and pray- 
ing should not be to gain publicity but rather to 
administer to the needy and to seek out the way of 
the Lord. 

Paul's writings teach loyalty in faith and service ; 
our lives should be steadfast and abounding, ever 
ready to endure criticism and persecution for the 
cause of Christ. 

We should be loyal to our trust, to our cause by 
developing our talents unselfishly, by building our 
homes upon clean lives and true characters, ever hold- 
ing sacred and fresh our Christian marriage vows; 
by growing in the stature and fullness of Christ 
through loyalty to the church. We should not forsake 
the assembling of ourselves together, but meet regu- 
larly and reverently. Worship first, then visit; raise 
church funds before considering personal desires ; 
put the morning watch before the day's work. Let us 
work, pay, pray. Be loyal! 

Kansas City, Kans. 



happy attractions in each other. China must find 
Christ and all the wealth of character and life that he 
brings into the human soul, but this will not come in 
a day, but by persistent, faithful teaching and living 
the Gospel, which Paul says, " is the power of God 
unto salvation unto everyone that believeth." We 
must not become alarmed when anti-movements arise. 
There were anti-movements in Paul's day. A gang 
was looking for him for " turning the world upside 
down." Another time a group of workmen found his 
doctrine running counter to their^trade and caused a 
city riot, but Paul kept on preaching and breaking 
down the sinful practices of the times. There was 
bitter " anti " feeling in the days of Christ and at 



Christianity or Islam? 

BY FLORENCE WIEAND NOFFSINGER 

" Islam is the only one of the great religions to come 
after Christianity; the only one that definitely claims 
to correct, complete and supersede Christianity; the 
only one that categorically denies the truth of Chris- 
tianity; the only one that has, in the past, signally de- 
feated Christianity ; the only one that seriously dis- 
putes the world with Christianity ; the only one that 
in several parts of the world is today forestalling and 
gaining on Christianity." 

When we think of more than two hundred and 
thirty-five million Mohammedan people, living not only 
in Turkey, Southeastern Europe, Asia, Australia, 
Africa, but in. South America and in North America, 
even in our own possessions— particularly in the 
Philippine Islands, one can realize the extent of Mos- 
lem power. More striking than this, is the fact that 
one-seventh of all the children in the world under the 
age of fourteen grow up under the shadow of the 
crescent in the land of Islam. If these btfys and girls 
were to stand side by side, joining hands and forming 
a continuous line, they would encircle the circumfer- 
ence of the globe two times. 

For centuries, the door of Mohammedanism was 
closed as far as the Christian missionary was con- 
cerned. For the past five hundred years missionaries 
have worked in Moslem strongholds, under hardships, 
many dying as martyrs, with meager results. 

At the close of the world war Islam was shaken to 
its very foundations, so that within a single generation 
we are beholding an awakening intellectually, socially, 
morally and religiously. In place of rank illiteracy, 
due to a great extent to the belief that the Koran con- 
tained all the knowledge necessary and that all else was 
evil and vicious, we find the rise of education. This 
is found not only among men, but also among the 
women; the latter of which is said to be the " sign and 
the seal " of the significant changes which have and 
are taking place. Mohammedan young men and 
women not only come to our western colleges and uni- 
versities, but western education has entered Moslem 
schools. These intellectual changes are bringing about 
a social revolution, as touched upon by a Turkish 
lawyer in a Turkish Constantinople newspaper recent- 
ly. This man declared that " young men now look 
upon polygamy and divorce as antiques." 

In the train of intellectual and social advances, fol- 
lows also a leniency toward religious liberty. Must- 
apha Kemal, President of Turkey, recently made a 
public statement that is almost heretical, from the 
standpoint of Mohammedanism and the Koran, when 
he said in effect that the Koran contains no legal sys- 
tem which satisfies the needs of modern life. So we 
see tradition on all sides tumbling with increasing 
speed from its unique height of power and supremacy. 
The doors are not only open, but are nailed open and 
fairly torn off their hinges, as far as missionary ap- 
proach is concerned. 

There are those, however, who are working to save 
Islam, who are trying to interpret the Koran to suit 
the ideas of the thinking men and women, without 
throttling social and intellectual advances. This may 
or may not mean the decline of Islam. Whether Mo- 
hammedans will be able to adjust the Koran as they 
have their missionary methods, remains to be seen. 
In the past Mohammedanism acquired converts at the 
edge of the sword; that is, through conquest and even 
death for opponents. Now finding those methods 
questioned they have taken over more modern mission- 
ary methods. In an article which The Mussulman of 
Calcutta recently printed from the " Director of the 
Islamic News Service," London, after stating in glow- 
ing terms the successes of Islam as a result of recent 
missionary activities, the article says : " This is the 



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present picture, and I venture to think is a source of 
gratification to Moslems when one considers that 
Christianity with its millions of pounds thousands 
of missionaries, books without number, and free d.s J - 
bution of thousands of Bibles, can make but little 
headway abroad, whilst, in countries nominally Chris- 
tian, the bulk of the-people never enter a church. We 
must not relax our efforts in any way, for it seems that 
. new missionary campaign is in the air. Moslems! 
it is our duty to present to the whole world the im- 
perishable truth given to humanity in the gtonous 
pages of that imperishable book, the holy Koran 
islam offers to a world torn by dissension and false 
doctrines, the one Path of Peace. Today, when > 
weary world seeks consolation, it is Islam and slam 
alone that can guide a stricken humanity Moslem 
be up and doing, and bring to the light those who are 
now groping in darkness." 

So you see that one of the greatest tasks before the 
Christian church at the present time is. to take Chris- 
tianity, the real Light, to these people, who are not 
heathen, who think the Bible a forgery who hate 
Christians, and who hate the very Christian miss.on- 
aries who must needs take Christianity to them. 

We are told by those who are in position to know 
that there are two acceptable means through wh,ch 
the Gospel may be taken to the Moslems. The first 
education and the second is medicine. These two 
going hand in hand, backed by Christians and the 
Christian church, will bring about a new s.tuation 
bright with hope and promise. 

As a missionary appeal to you, perm.t me to para- 
phrase the appeal made to the Mohammedan world 

We must not relax our efforts in any way, for it 
seems that a new missionary campaign is m tltt air. 
Christians! it is our duty to present to the whole world 
the imperishable truth given to human.ty m the glori- 
ous pages of that imperishable book, the holy 
Bible Christianity offers to a world torn by d,s- 
fension and false doctrines the one Path of Peace 
Today, when a weary world seeks consolation, it is 
Christianity and Christianity alone that can gu.de a 
stricken humanity. Christians ! be up and doing and 
bring to the light those who are now groping in dark- 
ness. 

Washington, D. C. 

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Be a Friend 



waited at the foot of stairs which led to a long row of 
office rooms. Every evening at about the same time a 
voun- lady came down those stairs as she went to her 
home after her office duties were over. And every 
evening this little newsboy repeated his petition to 
her: "Evening paper, lady?" There was always the 
same refusal with a friendly smile. " No, thank you 
One evening a chum of the newsboy said: ' Bob, why 
do you always ask that office girl to buy a paper? You 
know she never does buy." » Sure I know she wont 
buy, but I like to hear her say ' Thank you. 

If we would have friends we must show ourselves 
friendly I heard of a man who was travelling alone 
in the west. He became very sick. Death was near. 
The doctor asked him who his relatives were. ' I have 
none," was his feeble reply. " Then tell us the name 
of a friend " The man turned his face away and coldly 
answered, "T have none." That he had no relatives 
he could not help. But that he had no friends was 
his own fault. It pays to have friends. It pays to 
be a friend 



What kind of friends do you like? What kind of 
friends do you have? What kind of a friend are you. 
The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worth 

That'costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant 

smile. , , ., f„i 

The smile that bubbles from the heart, that loves its fel- 

Wu/drivTaway the cloud of gloom, and coax the »""•«.«>. 
It's full of worth and goodness too, with manly kindness 

It's worth a million dollars and it does not cost a cent. 

Columbus, Ohio. 



BY LULA R. TINKLE 

Who is there who has not at some time in life felt 
the need of a friend, a real friend, one whose sympathy 
reaches the heart, one who understands and loves you 
when others fail? If you have not experienced that 
need then you do not know what a real friend is. 
Thousands are starving for such a friend. Are you a 
true friend? 

Some one has said: " Friendship is the scarlet cord 
let down from heaven to bind human hearts together 
Another defines a friend as: "One who knows all 
about you and still loves you." The wise man, Solo- 
mon, said: "A friend loveth at all times (Prov. 
17: 17). 

This is such a busy world, and we become so en- 
grossed in our own personal affairs that we forget that 
we have a duty to others, and so let pass many, many 
opportunities to befriend the friendless. Have you 
ever thought of the value of a friendly greeting to 
your milkman, who begins his service for others in the 
early morning hours while you are still sleeping. 
Then, too, there is your faithful mail carrier. His 
route is long and monotonous, and the weather is 
often very disagreeable. The little newsboys face the 
winter storms, the daily rebukes and unwholesome en- 
vironment just to serve the public and earn a few 
pennies. The garbage man, too. takes up his daily 
routine of unpleasant work that the public health may 
be protected. From all these you expect prompt serv- 
ice and often extra favors, yet^ few ever remember to 
thank them, or recognize their faithfulness.. When 
President Roosevelt rode on a train he always took 
time to thank the engineer for his good work. 

A little newsboy selling his daily papers always 



Elder Andrew Hutchison— His Going 

BY J. H. MOORE 

Only a few hours after his departure, it was known 
here at Sebring, Fla., that Bro. Andrew Hutchison had 
cone to his long home. It required only eight words 

for the wires to 
tell the story. 
For brevity and 
depth of mean- 
ing this story is 
much like one 
found in the 
early part of 
Genesis: "And 
Enoch walked 
with God, and 
was not, for God 
took him." 

There was a 
day wdien Bro. 
Hutchison was 
one of the most 
widely known 
men on our Con- 
ference grounds 
and could probably call as many people by name as any 
' member attending the Conference. During the many 
years that he was active in evangelistic work, he bad 
visited nearly every section in the Brotherhood and 
nine-tenths of those in any large gathering seemed o 
know him. Those who had not met him had heard ot 
him and his splendid evangelistic work. 

Few understood the fine art of meeting and greeting 
people more cordially. There was always a smile 
and a sympathetic look; not a forced smile either-it 
teemed a real heartfelt part of the mam The warm 
handshake, the beaming countenance and ideal Chris- 
tian bearing evidenced a happy blending of reverence 
and culture. In his greetings, he never made haste 
never rushed from one friend, new or old, to another 
He took time to be polite and show an interest in each 
person he met, and often paused long enough to say 
the helpful and never-to-be-forgotten word. 

He came as near being a Christian by nature as 
would appear possible with the most highly favored of 
men as he was made that way: and yet, he knew thai 
in order to enter into the Kingdom, he must be-bom 




again-born of water and of the Spirit. To him the 
new birth meant much. That is where the life he lived 
intently began, at the age of twenty-three. He was 
not then a strong man to begin the Christian race, for 
five years before this he received injuries, making hurl 
a life long invalid. To him these injuries were like 
Paul's thorn in the flesh; they enabled him to under- 
stand how the grace of God can be accepted as suffici- 
ent in the most distressing trials of life. Some ol 
the most skilled physicians in the medical profession 
did their best to relieve him. He one time wrote us 
about the surgeons spreading out his bowels on the 
operating table and examining them in detail but none 
of them could remove the thorn in the flesh. So he 
appropriated to himself the message to the apostle o. 
the Gentiles. " My grace is sufficient for thee and 
went on about his Father's business, making his life, as 
a minister of the Gospel, an eminent success. 

His comrades in membership had confidence in the 
future of this young brother, and in a little less than 
two years after his baptism called him to the ministry. 
Two years later, or nearly so, the young minister took 
,o himself a wife in the person of Mary Magdalene, 
daughter of Eld. Peter Crumpacker of Monroe County, 
Virginia. Eight years later he entered the eldership 
n which position he served the church most faithfully 
and efficiently as long as strength and the norma 
exercise of his splendid intellect would permit. His 
experiences in the State of his nativity-having been 
born baptized, called to the ministry, married and or- 
dained there-made of him a typical Virginian, as we 
as a minister thoroughly rooted and grounded in the 
principles of the church of which he was a typ.ca rep- 
resentative all the days of his long and even fad he. 
During the Civil War, in Richmond during 1863, he 
had an experience that tested his faith and rehgiou 
fibre to the utmost. While in the act of entering a 
doctor's office, to which he was sent by » »* ™ 
for medical assistance, he was ordered by a Confede 
ate officer to immediately enter the service or mili- 
tary duty. Giving the best of reasons, in the way o 
religious convictions and physical incapacity for no 
accepting army service, he was told to enter the ranks 
' or be shot on y the spot, and with guns leveled on Jum 
was given just five minutes for his decision. Another 
leer with a conscience, appearing upon the scene 
put an immediate and vigorous end to the contemp ated 
Luel murder, and our brother, who had stood the te 
of his life, was sent home unharmed to his friend, his 
community and to his church. 

However attractive the great State of Virginia, with 
her strong churches and marvelous possibilities, the 
tdd and distant West, and possibly better heairt i con- 
ditions, appealed to the young preacher and Mate t e 
find him actively at work preaching the Gospel ,n 
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska. Colorado, Arkansas and 
Texas In 1890, with a view of affording his children 
got; educational advantages, he settled in McPherson 
Kans and then began a unique ministerial career that 
made 'him famous in the Brotherhood. 

He was a man of fine appearance, splendid address, 
an" wis perfectly at home in the pulpit With him 
pulpit ethics had been reduced to perfection. He 
looked like a preacher ; and whether at church, in the 
hundreds of homes he visited as well as ,n the com, 
mumties he served, he behaved like a man of God 
should Though always cheerful, ,n spite of his hie 
ong physical suffering, often bubbling over with ex- 
pression of cheerfulness, and at times a bit witty, he 
Teve desecrated the sacred pulpit with crude ,ok s. 
With him preaching the Gospel was a serious matter, 
and JhTe his keen points and striking .lustrations 
lull now and then send a ripple of smiles all over 
he congregation, he never made his meetings laughing 
ssemb,is g or turned .be house of God intc ,^ hou* .of 
mirth. His pulpit poise was ideal, *»*"« *■ 
a happy blending of dignity and reverence. On his 
ace he'earried the expression of cheer fulness, earnest- 
ness and perfect confidence in the correctness ot v. ha 
h labored' to present to his congregation. Not a puh* 
expression of doubt, or indication o. wavering in th, 
aith ver escaped his lips ; rather there was the poise 
vote and impression which characterize a perfect cor 

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The Duty of Cooperation 

BY LEANDER SMITH 
i i „l. hndv fitly joined together. 

CE p A ^ hi uses the idea of the-grow.h of thehu^n 
J y to HUistrate .he growth o. If* cmrd , ,^ 
that the church makes increase o its ««* 
ing to the effectual working in the measure 

^f ' Each Part must do its share. In the hody there 
special functions with special work to do Tte w 

^tttthtfi^he body's growth and fur, 
tions there is still another thov,ght-tha ;«. each part 
m „st work in conjunction with all the rest. 

It in t enough that each part should do some work 
b u fit must be cooperative work. The whole ody . 
"fitly joined and compacted" m order ^ * ™£? 

would have just one hundred devoted helpers or the 
one having five hundred members, five hundred help- 
;^an working together "in the measure of every 
part making increase of the body unto the ed.fy.ng of 
itself in love." No pastor can do his peoples work. 
No Christian's life can be lived by proxy. If the work 
that you ought to have done, is done by some one 
e Ise your work is not done at all. You may be small 
but no one else can fill your place. " All at it, always 

at IIl' There is work for all and all can work. Take 
for suggestiveness the building of the temple at Jeru- 
salem The plan of the building was given by God him- 
self and was committed to masterbuilders of his own 
choosing. Their business was to see how every stone 
was laid and that all the vast multitude employed did 
their work faithfully. Thus all the people were en- 
listed in the work. Some were cleaning off and level- 
ing the foundation; others were on the mountain sides 
quarrving the rocks; others were squaring them to the 
size directed; others were engaged in hauling them to 
the building; others were raising them to the appointed 
place- others were making mortar and carrying it to 
the builders; while even the women and children were 
doubtless engaged in combing wool and camels hair 
or making curtains and fringes. Here is a type o 
a whole church at work-cooperative work-w.th a 
energies directed to the one great end. The result 
was one of the most magnificent buildings the world 
has ever seen. Here was practical cooperation-and 
what the church of Christ needs today, is not separa- 
tion or disunion, but a cooperation and fellowship on 
the part of all. It is only as men find their work and 
strive to do it that the church will leap forward with 
sudden, mighty and victorious strides toward gaining 
victory over the world. 

Now the grand triumph of the Kingdom is coming. 
Read Isa 11: 9; Matthew 16; 18. We may be sure 
of ultimate victory ; but it is to be hastened only as all 
God's people are aroused to do their part. We must 
not flee when the enemy begins to make inroads in our 
churches ; for separation will never save the church. 
Which is the best, to stay by " the stuff " or get out 
and form another organization to increase the re- 
sponsibility? My experience is that it is much easier 
to take care of one organization than two. We must 
sta, with our work, not simply as the watchman on the 
walls of Zion to their duty, but let the multitudes of 
the saved go out after the multitudes who are not 
saved What is needed is more of that life-giving 
Vitalizing fire of God's Holy Spirit which is able to 
5" rouse every individual Christian to earnest, conse- 
nted, soul-winning work. " Every church a band of 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 29, 1927 
m is S ionaries," is the title « haVe*een £ a ^ tract We 

and no doubt it is important. But nngm 

mmm 

Onlv as our church becomes united in the Lord 
wort and the members band themselves together 
I issionari es-only as they become bands jt at, 

the Kingdom advance as it ought. 
Myrtle Point. Oregon 



Vacation Schools of 1927 

BY EZRA FLORY 

, time to take steps looking forward to holding 



vacation schools next summer. Already some churches 

ve plans under way so as to secure able ; assistance. 

The church should appoint a committee for this pur 

nose if Plans have not already been provided for by 

mittees now chosen. Three will make a goo com 

m , ttee . One should be made responsible as sup r m 

tendent whose duty it will be to provide for some 

o "estimate which will enable workers to know 

definitely what to plan for. For example, ,, ^ may be 

found that there will be twenty ch, dren unde Jta age 

of six thirty between six and nine (Primary) and fifty 

,, ors Then the next step will be to determine the 

number of teachers and helpers, the director, the 

rooms the textbook and other materials, the program 

advertising of the school, transportation .financing 

of the school, etc. Next, the time and place of the 

school, special closing services, conservation of results, 

and sending in of a report should all come m for con- 

sideration. , 

If there is to be a good school, plan early and ar- 
range to have all things in readiness when the school 
opens. Choose teachers in time to consul, Mhen, , hoi* 
,he school before purchasing materials The Genera 
Sunday School Board has asked that free enrollment 
cards be furnished only to new schools and to such 
schools as reported to the General Sunday School 
Board last year. All others should pay _ W-five 
cents per one hundred. One denomination charges 
seventy-five cents per hundred to all schools. The 
schools that report promptly usually make one respon- 
sible to do this when arranging for the school. 

The same syllabus will be used this year that was 
used last year. A new leaflet, No. 118, on materials 
needed, is being revised at this time. Some new book 
and helps will be offered through this leaflet which will 
be ready in March. 

Elgin, 111. ^- 



sunrup our duty. And the blessings -must follow- 
nappiness yea, brother and sister, joyfulness, praising 
oufco" and a resultant work of calling upon others 
to share in the blood-bought pardon on Canary s 
ugged cross. Can it be that the real o lower ° 
Jesus Christ can forget or neglect his duty to the 
Master' Oh, what he suffered! Oh, what he en- 
sured ; the agony of the cross- Surely we mus t be In 
followers if we obey, teach, preach and xl k to 
obedience, to repentance, to baptism and to the follow 
i„„ of our blessed Redeemer-who is waiting fo, Is 
followers to call still others, that their crowns may be 
full of stars. . 

Dear reader, what is your position? Being saved 
yourself do you realize the responsibility of your posi- 
tion" Are you really in the service, doing what you 
can to build up the Kingdom? If we are his, if we are 
join, heirs, if we have his Holy Spirit within us how 
c °a„ we be idle in the vineyard of the Lord? Sure y 
our talent must be used, or be taken away. How are 
your talents employed? God has given to each a 
work to do. I can not do your work, nor you mine. 
Since each is held accountable, le, us examine ourselves 
while yet it is day, for the night of death will surely 
me ; and then our work here will end and our record 
be closed. Let me entreat every reader of these lines 
,o redouble their diligence for " the end ,s nigh 
lesus is coming again soon. Will he find us faithful 
stewards? Perchance we are not alive to our real 
work If not, oh, let us awake out of our sleep! Let 
us awake from a dormant state. Christ is coming 
soon-yes, very soon, and he wants all to watch unto 
prayer. " Stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, 
be strong." Are you ready for the call? 
Louisville, Ohio. 



" The Trend of the Times " 

BY H. P. BRINKWORTH 

On every hand, whether on the street, in the parks 
or on the boulevards, we hear talk about the professed 
Christian world; and especially of the lack of true 
vital Christianity as exemplified by our Savior, and 
taught by his immediate followers. Surely there is 
need of a person having some definite views on the 
subjects so much discussed on the streets of the 
cities The worldward way is not spoken of as the 
apostolic way. Commercialized Christianity is frowned 
upon and a return to a repentant attitude is agitated, 
so much so that primitive Christianity would really be 
what the sinner wishes to see practised in every day 
life We see in this a hopeful sign, a healthy outlook, 
a oneness of purpose to return to the Bible for our 
teaching and not to look to any one authorized teacher. 
What then, shall be the standard? Surely God's 
Word has not changed. He who said that all power 
and authority had been given him, surely meant that all 
should teach the all things commanded so as to gam the 
promise of his presence with us. Obedience is the 
watchword and his will the criterion; his commands 



Care for Aged or Disabled Ministers 

BY H. G. SHANK 

On Jan 1 1926, the Reserve Pension Fund of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church was inaugurated It is 
for the benefit of Methodist ministers as they become 
aged, infirm, or disabled, and their widows and minor 
children. 

This Fund provides at the age of sixty-five, a pen- 
sion on the average of more than half of the average 
salary received by the minister, also a disability pen- 
sion and a death benefit and pension for a ministers 
widow and minor children. For a minister whose 
salary is less than $1,200 the pension will not be less 
than sixty per cent of his average salary. The Fund 
requires an annual contribution by the pastoral charges 
of eight per cent of the minister's salary, and annua 
payments by the ministers of two and one half per 

cent. . ( r 

It is very commendable when a church provides toi 
those who have given their lives in sacrificial service 
in the ministry. Laws prohibit people from turning 
a«ed horses and dogs out to die after they have worn 
themselves out in honest service for their masters yet 
■ the public servants of the church have sometimes been 
treated with less consideration. 

Time was when it was less difficult for the Church 
of the Brethren to care for aged ministers and their 
widows than today. With changed living conditions 
it is essential that we have a changed system somewhat 
akin to the above. A move has already been made m 
that direction, but it needs to be hastened. know of 
a man a grand old servant of the Lord, who after a 
HtetLe sp'ent in sacrificial service for the church is 
today suffering for the bare necess.t.es of Ufa. Several 
mo nths of sickness, hospital, doctor and nurse bJU 
and no source of income, is the story in brief. Kind 
friends can help a little, but this - '"^^ . 'f * h 
tual needs. Stories of this sort will be mulfpl d w th 
the years, unless we do something to prevent it. the 
church needs to be able to say to every true minister 
of the Cross as he goes down into a world of sin to 
hft his fallen fellow-men; " Brother, go on and we w. 
hold the ropes; and if anything happens to you, rest 
assured that your family will be cared for. 
We cannot do less and be Christian. 
Fruitland, Idaho. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1 927 




Our Forward Movement 

Edited by J. W. Lear 



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soul winning and in per- 



One Thing— No. 2 

This bi-frontal " one tiling "—forgetting and press- 
ing on, rejecting and accepting, denying and affirming, 
non-conforming and transforming attitude of St. Pan , 
was in order to win a prize. This prize was the high 
calling of God." Or as the margin reads, the " upward 
calling of God." As the magnet attracts the steel so Paul 
was drawn Godward. To grow into spiritual maturity, 
to become a full grown man, to attain to Chnsthke 
stature obsessed this man of the early church. He was 
willing to inhibit all motives and attitudes which 
would hinder his onward march for the " prize." 

(1) This " goal " or "high calling" was for Paul 
a call to personal purity. He who reads the writings 
of the apostle must be convinced of this fact. To 
the Roman church he wrote: "Ye presented your 
members as servants to uncleanness, . . . even so 
now present your members as servants to righteous- 
ness unto sanctification." The Corinthians he exhorted 
thus- "Having therefore these promises, beloved, 
let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the 
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of 
God " He wrote thus to the brethren at Thessalomca : 
" For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sancti- 
fication." Titus, the young pastor, he charged with 
teaching sound doctrine to aged men and women, to 
young men aid women and to servants that all might 
" adorn the doctrine of God." To the end that, since 
God's saving grace is for all men, we who have re- 
ceived the grace " denying ungodliness and worldly 
lusts should live soberly, righteously and godly in this 
present world." 

For himself he cried: " I have suffered the loss of 
all things and do count them but refuse that I may 
win Christ." It was no egotist or bigot who said: 
" Brethren, be ye imitators of me, and mark then, 
that so walk even as ye have us for an ensample, 
but rather the humble and devout man whose eyes 
became fountains for tears as he saw professors of 
Christ living as enemies of the cross and its meaning. 
What, a challenge is a life of which one can in al 
humility say: " The things which ye both learned and 
received and heard and saw in me, these things do, and 
the God of peace shall be with you." We might have 
Paul say: "Brethren. I have not yet obtained, nor 
am I already made perfect, yet it is safe for you to go 
with me, for I am going in the direction of the high 
calling with the same determination and vigor as mat 
expended by a participant in a worldly game, and in 
so doing I am laying aside every weight and sin that 
would hinder my advance." 

(2) It was a call to personal sen-ice. Paul's busy 
life has been a challenge, second only to Christ Jesus. 
He never sought the easy places. In the thick of the 
fight was his delight. He did not wait for the oppor- 
tunity to be brought to him. He sought it ou . He- 
was on the aggressive in his fight against sin. Flowery 
beds of ease seldom, if ever, had Paul for an occupant 
The high calling of God was a passion with Paul bu 
not for his own sake alone. The scars of his Lord 
provoked him to bear in his own body the marks of 
the Lord Jesus. The goal to which he constantly- 
aspired inspired him to a fellowship in the sufferings 
of his Lord. - 

If we accept the records of this man s life, he was 
an indefatigable laborer for and with God. The purity 
and power he received in fellowship with his Father 
obligated him to witness to all men concerning the 
mysteries of this grace. .In the midst of the appalling 
need of humanity he cried : " Woe is me if I preach not 
the gospel." Gladly he took wages that he might the 
faster proclaim the message. But in the absence of 
wages he worked with his own hands to earn his liv- 
ing and used all spare moments to declare the good 
news." He became all things to all men that he 
might by all means, save some. He rejoiced in the 
privilege of sacrificing himself on the altar of service. 



Christ was living in him, the hope of glory, so ' for 
him to live was Christ." Neither seas, rivers, moun- 
tains, storms, shipwrecks, nor even prisons, were 
barriers to this consecrated and devoted soldier. He 
knew how to be content without being satisfied. His 
hunger for deeper fellowship and greater service 
pulled him steadily and sent him against all obstacles 
with a courage undaunted while his present attain- 
ments and his abiding faith produced a tranquillity of 
spirit and contentment of soul that led his opposers 
to marvel. If all disciples today were of the one- 
thing-I-do type, the forces of darkness wouM be com- 
pelled to evacuate. What a pity that Gandh, of India 
can say of the church of today: "You have toned 
down the teachings of Christ." It is worse than sad 
that that converted Hindu could truthfully say He 
church members of America have been inoculated with 
a mild form of Christianity which has made them 
immune to the real thing." The early church members 
were not static, but dynamic. Their Christ was a 
conqueror. His banner was the emblem of victory. 
Bv his cross, they went forth to fight and to conquer. 



attributed to the failure in 
sonal testimony. 

The Need of God 

God is calling for fruit-bearing Christians. The 
fig-tree symbolic of Israel's barrenness was cursed; 
not by an angry God, but by a God who cried: O 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets . . 

how often. . . . but ye would not! Behold, your 
house is left unto you desolate; and I say ye shall not 
see me until ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh 
in the name of the Lord " (Luke 13: 34, 35). The re- 
turning fruitfulness of the Israelites waits on a true 
testimony in behalf of their Savior. Jesus said to his 
followers: "Ye did not choose me, but I chose you 
and appointed you. that ye should go and bear fruit 
( John 15 ■ 16). Our Savior is just as much interested 
in the folks across the way as in us. He is no respect- 
er of persons. His love for us will increase in the 
measure that we vicariously go out after his other 
sheep The Lord needs our hearts, our hands, our feet 
to carry out his desire in behalf of the unsaved about 
us. "Greater works than these shall ye do because 
I go to the Father." 



The Welfare Board 



Bertha H. Nehcr, Secretary 



My Witnesses — No. 2 

One charge against the church of today is her leth- 
argy and indifference. This condition of affairs will 
first of all be manifested in the field of testimony 
Forms and methods can be kept up and often increased 
by an indifferent membership. But soul saving cannot 
be kept up with ardor and virility when spiritual fires 
burn low. Mechanical devices can he worked out 
alone by mental activity, but winsome testimony re- 
quires the holy glow of spiritual warmth and illu- 
mination. 

The World Need 

The world today is in need of Christian testimony as 
never before. While there are more Christian profes- 
sors in the world than in any period of the church, ,t 
is true also that there are many more unbelievers. 
Then, too, a multiplicity of organizations claiming to 
be able to salvage society with an unbiblical Christ 
or no Christ at all are bidding for prestige. Years 
ao-o a noted Christian man walking the streets of a 
r-reat city in Britain was suddenly missed by Ins moth- 
er who was walking with him. She became alarmed, 
retraced her steps and found her son in agony on his 
knees in an alley. The mother inquired as to his con- 
dition and he remarked: " O Mother, the thud of die 
Christless feet on these pavements is breaking my 
heart" So long as folks by myriads live in spiritual 
darkness, there is an imperative urge for timely testi- 
mony. He who has no compassion for the lost has 
had no fellowship with Christ. And he who can shut 
up the bowels of compassion in the face of the dire dis- 
tress and crying need of the hour, how doth the love of 
God abide in him? 



The Church Need 

The urge from professional evangelism to the 
thought of pastoral and personal evangelism and to 
the Thought of an all year round effort rather than 
periodical spasmodic series of short duration ha 
sounded good, but has not always gotten resu Its, The 
facts are that a few S. S. teachers and special leader 
have been largely charged with the responsibility ■ o 
winn ing recruits and in such a quiet sort of way tha 
the rank and file felt no very grave responsibility and 
received very little thrill because of a lack of partic- 
ipation. Say what you will about the methods of our 
fathers, they constantly fed the fires of religious zeal 
by their interest in their neighbor's altar and hearth- 
stone These were men and women who believed tha 
a failure or a refusal to confess Christ meant eternal 
ue „ for their neighbors and they found favorable 
occasion to let their light shine and to testify ,n be- 
half of the peace in their own souls. The anaemic con- 
dition in the church today, I dare say, can largely be 



" The Art of Living Together " 

BY M, C. LESLIE 

Learning to live with folks is an art. A noted 
educator in Indiana recently made this statement: 
" Of all the things that I can not understand, the most 
puzzling is: Why is it that man can learn to do every- 
thing—except how to live with his fellow-men." 

If this lesson could be learned in the singular, it 
would make many happy homes, because just not 
knowing how to live together has caused the inmates of 
many homes to he unhappy. 

If this lesson could be learned collectively, it would 
make community and church life more pleasant. Court 
records would not reveal their awful tales of woe and 
church records would not contain the long lists of mis- 
deeds if folks would just learn the art of living to- 
gether. 

If this lesson could be learned internationally, it 
would obviate the danger of another war. Wars 
would soon be just matters of history and no one 
would need fear a recurrence of 1914, if folks would 
just learn the art of living together. 

Let us turn to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount the 
master-sermon of all ages and of all men. Read Matt. 
5. 40-41 (Weymouth's Version) : " If anyone will go 
to law with you and deprive you of your under gar- 
ment, just give him your outer one also And who- 
soever shall compel you io carry his goods one imle 
ere. with him two." What is this the Master Teacher 
ta telling us? It is simply this: Should you have some 
one so mean as to sue you in the court and take away 
"our cloak, or under garment, and after the tna ,s over 
•and he conies to take your cloak, just say to tan. 
"Now can't you use my coat also?" and ,11st give it 
him Of if a person would meet you on the road 
aid compel you to carry his load a mile (and he could 
under the law of that day), and after you had go" 
„.,„, him for a mile, you would look up ,n your fr*nd 
face and say • " My dear friend, can I not be of sen ice 
Li„ further? I think these burdens will be heavy 
for you ; can I not assist you in the next mile. 

Most anyone can go the mile he is compelled to go, 
an sinner'can do that much, but it takes «he spin 

Jesus in a person to go the second mile, or .0 give 
his coat also. 

If we Christians, or those who bear his name, could 
on y learn the art of living together and. have the 
pi it of the Master in our hearts, so tha. wee,™ 
demonstrate .0 the world this great principle of Christ 
we not only would be able to live with men. but we 
would win them also. 
West Unity, Ohio. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 29, 1927 



THE PASTOR'S STUDY 



The Prophets in Everyday Life 

BY ERNEST G. HOFF 

XXII Habakkuk's Strug* With Gad's Providence 
' The book of Habakkuk begins in distressing per- 
pleS -d ends in confiding faith. It differs from 
tTZ t of the prophetic books in that t is an account 
of personal experience rather than a co lection of pub 
Kr utterances It reveals the struggles which d.s- 
urb" active mind and -1 of the proph, 
and the assurance which came to h.m in the firmer 
"rounding of his religious faith. Its message con- 
s-mutes a personal witness to the reality of spiritual 
tot a witness so much needed by earnest tat per- 
Struthseekers of every age. The prophet Hab- 
akkuk represents that youthful spirit of dissatisfac- 
Z with things as they are, and earnest search 
reli-nous reality, which reverently but fearlessly 
v Sties with the greatest of moral and religious prob- 
lems and finally finds its way to an abiding ah based 
upon personal religious experience. We may the re 
fore, expect to find a timely message m his book for 
our own inquiring age. 

The only authentic information we have concerning 
the p ophet is that contained in his book We know 
Httle'about the externals of his life, but tins does not 
prevent us from intimate acquaintance with the man 
& for he opens tons his inner life ,«* shares 
with us the sacred experiences of his soul. He lived 
in a time when iniquity and violence abounded (13 
4) Wickedness appeared to be triumphant. Justice 
was perverted, and the godless were prospering at the 
expense of the righteous. The picture he presents is 
not a new one; we found it repeatedly in the prophets 
It might have had its setting in almost any period of 
the history of Israel or Judah. The remainder of 
chapter one, however, helps us to locate the : prophe m 
the early years of Jehoiakim who reigned in Judah 
about 609-597 B. C, when the Chaldeans were reap- 
pearing upon the stage of history. The moral -and 
social conditions at this time agree well w.th those in- 
dicated in the book. 

The arrangement of the book centers around two 
problems. The first is stated in 1 : 2-4, with its answer 
in 1-5-11 Out of the solution to the first problem 
comes the 'second difficulty, stated in 1 : 12-17 with its 
answer briefly given in 2: 1-4 and expanded first in 
prose form (2: 5-20) and then in poetry (chapter 3). 
The first problem is stated vividly in 1 : lr*. ine 
prophet was a devout believer in God, but he was also 
very sensitive to the conditions and needs of men. 
He was greatly troubled by the prosperity of the 
wicked and the affliction of the righteous. The answer 
to this problem which was offered by the religion of his 
day was that this inequality is a temporary matter, for 
the wicked will soon be punished and the righteous re- 
warded by a sovereign God who is maintaining justice 
in the world. But Habakkuk, after wa.t.ng long 
could not see the operation of this principle m actual 
life about him. He doubtless saw bread taken away 
from hungry children, needy widows turned out of 
their homes and righteous men suffering at the hands 
of heartless and proud oppressors whose prosperity 
seemed to continue without a sign of reverse. The 
sensitive nature of the prophet was touched deeply by 
the woes of the helpless and his mind struggled with 
the problem of divine providence in such a world. His 
questioning led to complaint, not against God, but to 
God He prayed for the rule of righteousness, but it 
seemed that there was no ear open to hear his cry. 
Help was so slow in coming. 

But the answer finally came (1: 5-11). God was 
after all taking a hand in world affairs. He was raising 
up the Chaldeans to punish the wicked in Judah. And 
they were a strong and terrible people, eminently 
fitted to do a thorough job of national judgment. 

The prophet beheld with amazement the answer to 
his prayer (1 : 12). As a true son of Judah, he was 
almost overwhelmed by the prospect. He knew that 



Tudah in spite of the prevalence of heartless injus.ee 
and disobedience to God's law in the nation , w* , rtH 
^eh oetter than cruel and insolent Baby.oma. How 
then, can a just God use the "-e wicked as n agent 

cause before God and awaits the answer (2.1). 

• ■ „ c? ■ 1 2~) in form so 

The answer came in vision {A. l, *)> 
cole and pointed that it could be readily engraved 
up n a tablet as a message for other troub ed soul £ 
"Behold, his sou. is puffed up it is no tupr gh t in 
him ■ but the righteous shall live by his faith ( - ■ *J • 
The'la^aus/of this message takes ■.. .large place in 
Christian thought (see Rom. 1: 17; Gal. 3. 1 , H 
10- 38). How did the message solve the prophet 
problem? It assured him of the ultimate operation j«£ 
the time-honored principle that the righteous shall live 
bv his faith or faithfulness. Righteousness does profi 

Can if he has enough faith and steadfastness to await 
the happy result. But, on the other hand, by impl ca 

and would ultimately live to see the proud Chaldeans 
judged through the working out of their own wicked- 

ne The meaning of this vision is amplified in the ^rest 
of the book. A series of woes is pronounced upon the 
wicked Chaldeans in 2: 5-20. This section contains 
wic , ,i ?m Righteousness will ul- 

two rare gems (vv. 14, 20). Kigm 
timately prevail because God lives and rules. In chap 
t r 3 e find a confirmation of the previous vision n 
„ form of a psalm. It opens with a prayer (v 2 
then presents a vision of God coming as he did ot pia 

the direct circumstances he rejoices in Jehovah whom 
^earned to know by faith, in whom he can trus 
implicitly and from whom he can await patiently the 
realization of salvation. 

Amidst the vast inequalities of modern life, and the 
su^n advances of modern thought which demand 
adjustment to world outlook, many have beer led o 
question God's sovereignty and providence, and even 
doubt the very existence of a living, personal God. 
Som would escape the problems by turning away 
from them. The experience of Habakkuk however, 
nspres us to search deeply and reverently for an un- 
derstanding of God and his ways. A religious attitude 
wh c ears to face the facts of the world and the in- 
ellec.ua. problems of life, cannot hope to satisfy the 
„ d s of virile men in any age. Real religion^ 
notog to fear, but rather everything to gain from 
"he keenest intellectual research, provided only that 
t h i 5 be reverent and take to God its problems, as in 
Habakkuk's case. 



We now have more light on Habakkuk's £rtieutar 
problems than he had. Through the New Jes m n t 

saTvation to all peoples. But the «1-^ 

a L\ Place in our lives that our religion cannot be ^ 
settled by either theory or circumstance. And such 
religion will be vital enough to take into accoun. all 
the facts of God's world. 
Chicago, III. 



Jude 

BY EZRA FLORY 

The writer of this epistle was a brother of James 
(Matt. 13 : 55). He did not at first believe m Ch is , 
but was converted after the resurrection (Ac s 1.13). 
It is believed that the epistle was written to Jew^h 
Christians in Palestine. Its style is like one of the old 
gS£ » was written near the time of the destruc- 
tion of Jerusalem, A. D. 70. Jude states his object in 
verse three. The " contend earnestly" means to ago- 
n u on, or earnestly agonize. It is a strong word 
Jude was about to write another Gospel, but was seized 
upon to stir up Christians to agonize for what hey al- 
ready had. lames wrote of " good works, Jude of 
" apostasy." The book consists of warnings and ex- 
hortations. The background of the argument is drawn 
from Israel. 
Elgin, III. 



The Pastor and the B. Y. P. D. 

BY H. H. BELMAN 

2 Definition of Terms 
The letters, B. Y. P. D. stand for Brethren Young 
People's Department. The first word indicates tha 
this name comprehends our enm young people^ The 
fast letter stands-for department. It does not stand for 
X; It does not stand for or indicate division 

a" more than "official board" stands for d.visiom 
"means a department of the work and °^™ 
of the church. Y. and P. stand for young people^ 
That is, these two words indicate that we ^ 
genetic difference between young people and any other 
group of church folks. They comprehend he specific 
need! capacities and interests of young people, as such. 
B Y P D is not just a wme for a Sunday evenmg 
,„„;,■«• it does not simply stand for a department of 
he Sunday-school organization. It does not just mean 
o!ia. group that meets weekly, or monthly, th, -ough 
the week While it is not just simply one of these 
Ti,Zes aU of then,, and more. It is *£ dep^men 
of the constituency, and organ.zat ion, and w ork 
the Church of the Brethren which prov.des the tram 
U, experience and service for our young people for 
the ages 15 to 23 years, inclusive The B. *. r 
includes all the activities of the church ,n behalf of 

>0 By'the above it will be observed that B. Y P. D 
includes all of the youth of the church, whether or 
£"£, function visibly in church, Sunday-sc oo, 
or Sunday evening meetings. B. X. r. 
hat all should actively function wherever young 
people can function in church work This com 
prehension of the term also allies with the B Y. J D. 
the pastor, Sunday-school superintendent and^chers 
and all others who have anything to do with 
raining and direction of youth in the church 

It wdl then be seen that a 100% B. Y. P. ^should 
function loyally in church attendance and par -pa 
Z, in Sunday-school, in Sunday evening meeting 
social meetings, church business meetings, and .* 
Benevolent and service activities of the church . Th, 
is the aim and ideal of those who are building our 
young people's program, and we feel that,, s a most 

"te^'to clarify two more terms used * ipromot 
ing our B. Y. P. D. viz., curnculum and course of 

S "t curriculum we mean everything that is ^offered 
to youth for its training and development. The order 
an^eLice of studies, what is offered for study, and 
even how and when it is offered. The *•*»»«£ 
rnons in so far as they are instructive, are a part of- 
Tn curriculum. The Sunday-school lessons are a part, 
as are also the social activities program and the Sun 
day evening young people's meetings. 

Bv course of study we mean something more specif- 
ic Fo example, the Course of Study which the Com- 
ic, for exai v , Sunday-school hour, is 
mission recommends for the sumidy 
the Keystone Series of graded lessons which are being 
r edited for our church. The Commission has also 
prepared a Course of Study for the Sunday evening 
meetings, covering a cycle of six years. Thus you 
what we mean by any course of study. 
Elgin, III. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1927 



71 




HOME AND FAMILY 







Ruth 

BY FRANK B. MYERS 
0. Ruth, how beautiful thou art 
In the devotion of thy heart 
To God and all things else worth while, 
Endeared by love's- 'sweet, holy smile. 

Honor thou hast, most rare, sublime, 
Eclipsing full mere sense and time; 
In Jesus' line of royalty 
Thy name is starred most splendidly. 

Thy spirit of imperial dye, 
Born in yon blest, immortal sky, 
By faith in God, doth sweetly shine; 
In thee virtues of saints combine. 

Wearest thy soul a glorious crown, 
Adorned with flowers of pure renown; 
Engraven is thy queenly name 
In heaven's hall of perfect fame. 



Johnstown, Pa. 



Eight Per Cent 

BY ELIZABETH R. BLOUGH 

Eunice was fifty years old. She and her mother 
were contented in their little home, sharing the common 
interests of their neighbors. Then one day William 
Cummings stopped by their door and told them of a 
good investment he had made through the Price and 
Lyons Brokerage Company. 

" It's a satisfaction to .get your eight per cent the day 
it's due. And it's easy to get eight and even twelve 
per cent these days," he said. 

Eunice was interested at once. " I wish I knew how 
to get a higher rate of interest, ours js low. ' 

After he was gone Eunice's mother talked of their 
early struggles. "We worked hard and did without 
something we wanted for every dollar laid by. And 
Eunice could see again the bare floors, old stoyes , half 
size drab towels and shabby clothes of her childhood 
days No wonder mother had a deep hk.ng for her 
marble top stand. It was the only pretty thing they 

P Tfe e w days later the agent came. He seemed to 
know just how old people felt about their money. He 
painted real pictures with words. Eunice saw a dark 
cloud over their future. William Cummings had sent 
him; he came a second time. Mother placidly ac- 
cepted him as if he were any book agent. But Eunice 
Eunice followed his arguments day and night, se- 
curity? Actual security against want She was not 
herself for several days. The desire to make money 
became a frenzy, an obsession which resisted all opposi- 
tion She was drawn as relentlessly as a bird is drawn 
by a snake. Sleep and appetite were gone ; she was in- 
exorably forced into the last act of the drama She 
had the fixed vacant expression of a sleepwalker a 
she handed the agent their three one thousand dollar 
bonds. With a wild prayer in her heart for success, 
she accepted this duel with Chance. 

The eight per cent came when it was due. Eunice 
thankfully put it into the bank. Soon she received a 
regular statement, a finely written thing covered with 
tiny pen and ink figures done plainly, and copperplate 
writhTg which of course explained everything. Eun.ee 
did not understand any of it, but she was satisfied with 
her eight per cent. 

And yet something made her go to Mr. Preston, the 
manager of the only restaurant in the little village, with 
an offer of home cooking. She could bod or bake 
hams, bake cakes or prepare other dainties, but she was 
told they did not require anything in her line. Later 
she was given an order, after that they depended on 
her. Eunice said but little about her cooking her 
mother was not greatly interested. Her income from 
this source kept increasing, though her neighbors 
knew but little about it. Eunice was always thinking 
of the money which was in the hands of the agent 
Always deluding herself with visions of what ,t might 
bring to them. 



-There came a day when she faced the future with 
eyes of stone and twisting mouth, cringing before a 
cruel fate.' Her sense of terror and of doom mounted 
in the darkness of night. She struggled for a foothold 
in the quicksands sliding beneath her. The fluctua- 
tion of hope and fear made her almost ill. The soul 
of her blenched with the agony of it all. 

Then she learned that William Cummings had sold 
his stock before the company failed. He had made 
considerable money beside the eight per cent. She 
wondered how she ever came to take three thousand 
dollars intended for her mother's support. She saw, 
too that the only reason she had two thousand left 
was that William Cummings and the agent supposed 
they had taken her last dollar. A strange feeling 
went over her then, she seemed to have been thrust 
out from light and warmth into some chill outside; 
she had lost her head in a storm of hope; she could not 
understand herself. 

With flushed cheeks and lips 'tightly smiling, she 
waited on her mother. Sometimes it seemed as if 
mother must suspect her trouble, but she never said 
a word In one way her mother never could be poor 
or bankrupt for her store of human interest was in- 
exhaustible; her power of kindliness was felt in her 
contact with others. She was not well; even the 
neighbors noticed her listlessness. She complained one 
afternoon of feeling very tired and in a few days she 
died Eunice wept bitterly, yet she was conscious of 
thankfulness for the fact that her mother had never 
known of their loss. Eunice had done her work for 
the restaurant very mechanically, yet the very doing 
of it had steadied her. She had also tried to repay 
the debt by giving every faculty of her mind and 
every ounce of strength in loving devoted care to her 
mother, but now that was all over. Thinking over 
her experience she once said; "I would have been 
spared much, had I not taken a gambler's chance. 
Bedford, Pa 



and helpful, and so altogether delightful that when 
time says " Presto change " to them, they will all make 
the very best of grandmothers? 

Note that the very best grandmothers of all are those 
who can say with Paul; "And herein do I exercise 
myself, to have always a conscience void of ortense 
toward God, and toward men." By this I mean grand- 
mothers who love the Lord Jesus Christ and strive to 
please him. 

Pasadena, Calif. 



Grandmothers Whom You Love 

BY GEORGE W. TUTTLE 

You certainly love all the smiling, peaceful grand- 
mothers, those who are not complaining and querulous 
but who still enjoy life, and who think of old age as 
•' The last of life, for which the first was made. A 
the same time should you not love those who are not 
so peaceful and who even speak sharply at times re- 
membering that the Lord Jesus said; For ■ ye love 
them which love you, what reward have ye 

Let me give you one true incident of a peaceful old 
grandmother. Grandmother Hunt sat «"™*j»j£ 
living room. In the kitchen her two small granddaugh- 
ters Lillian and Mary, were washing and wiping the 
dishes A crash came from the kitchen but Grand- 
motto Hunt sewed peacefully on-she did not even 
frown and say; " Goodness, what are those girls do- 
Ll" Then the kitchen door opened and the roguish 
face of Lillian was framed in the opening as she 
said; " Grandmother, Mary has broken a cup but you 
have plenty of cups." What did Grandmother Hunt 
care if a cup had slipped through their fingers as long 
as the dear little girls did not slip through her fingers? 
Tell me who would not love such a grandmother. 

Can you help loving grandmothers or grandfatiiers 
who never seem able to forget they were once young. 
One small girl who has two grandfathers calls one. 
"the grandfather who plays." Neighbors smile when 
they see this grandfather, who is a preacher, going 
hippity-hop along the sidewalk with his little grand- 
daughter. 

What delightful stories some dear grandmothers do 
tell such interesting happenings of the days when they 
were young. Possibly your grandmother met a bear m 
he berry patch and left in such haste that she forgo 
to say; " Let's bear and forbear." She may have felt 
ike the Chinaman who saw a bear following his 
tracks; he said, " You likee my tlacks? I makee you 
some more !" 

There is but one way of keeping up the supply of 
choice, smiling grandmothers-at least but one way 
occurs to me. Must not granddaughters be so smiling 



Jennie Moore's Better Way 

BY GRACE HILEMAN MILLER 

Jennie Moore entered the office of the superinten- 
ent of the orphan's home to receive her instructions 
before beginning her work as cook. 

" Now Miss Moore, one of your special duties is to 
utilize the help of five of the older boys; they just 
hate this kind of work and you will have to be very 
strict with them or they will be more bother than they 
are worth." . „ . , 

" If they hate the work why make them do it? asked 

Jennie. , ... „ 

" Every one of the older children must do something 
to help along and there are so few tasks these older 
boys can do that we have to delegate them to the 
kitchen," replied the superintendent. 

" Yes they hated the kitchen sure enough, Jennie 
said to herself the very first time they came down to 
do their work. 

After a few weeks she had a conference with her 
superintendent in which she suggested putting these 
boys on their honor in order to see if their att, ude 
would not change. The superintendent was not at all 
optimistic, but did not forbid Jennie trying it 

So she called a meeting of the boys at which she 
talked over the reasons why she and each one of them 
were working in the kitchen. She said : I am work- 
ing for money and you boys for part of your keep. 
She also told them ; " We are here to help each other as 
well as ourselves-we can have a good time together if 

we want to." . , „ 

The boys caught her spirit. " right-about-faced, 
sang around the kitchen like Jennie did, even asking 
her how she wanted things done. In a few days ,t was 
woe unto the fellow who chanced to sulk; the other 
fellows took care of him. 

In a couple weeks the superintendent remarked to 
Jennie- "Well, I see your plan works like a charm; 
the kitchen used to be the most hated place in the 
whole institution; now the boys all want to be trans- 
ferred there." r„-j. 
" I simply put them on their honor, replied Jennie. 

La Verne, Calif. 



Heard at Bethany Conference 

BY EZRA FLORY 

One source of doubt arises from people having 
overconfidence in persons or in forms. When these 
are removed faith goes down. Thus one tailed when a 
friend died. That man could not see b» W * 
good in removing his intimate fnend.-D. W. Kurtz. 

J 0V comes with enthusiastic service. Ordinarily but 
eleven per cent of one's energy is used ,n work. Chil- 
dren use one hundred per cent of their energies when 
they Play. We now know that wisely directed play 
may be very education al.-D. W . Kurtz. 

History shows that a rise in economical interests is 
always coincidental with a decline in religion, and a 
falling off of attention to economical grasping marks 
a rise in religious int erest.-Ba bson. 

Cooperation is accomplished, not by compulsion but 
by voluntary urge.-Hugh S. Magill. 

" I think it was the best program I ever attended. 
Honest !"— Homer Caskey. 

In the world of thTipwTeach one can have a 
heaven that is full and yet rob no one.-D. \\ . Kurtz. 
Elgin, III- 






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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 29, 1927 



AMONG THE CHURCHES 



Calendar for Sunday, January 30 

Sunday-school I~~ ^e Christy Overcome Temp- 
tation.-Luke 4: 1-U; 1 Cor. 10. 12. »• 

Christian W-W Meeting. Heroes of Africa. 
* * * * 
Gains for the Kingdom 
Two baptisms in the Westmont church. Pa. 
One baptism in the Ncwberg church. Ore. 
SU baptisms in the Kearney church. Nebr 
One baptism in the Santa Ana church Cahf. 
Si, baptisms in the Brooklyn I.ahan Mtss.on N. Y. 

■ • .v.. First church, Los Angeles, Calit. 

Eight baptisms in the First ctiurcn, Flkhart 

0„, was baptized and one rec.aimed in the Elkhart 
Vallev church, Ind. , 

Four baptisms in .be Four Mile church and one ,n the 
Richmond Mission, Ind. Branch 

Twenty-!, were baptized and four recla.med at Branch 
church, Sangerville congregafon, Va 

Two baptisms in the La.on church. Cahf., Bro. ft A. 
Brubaker of Oakland, Calif., evangelist 

Twelve baptisms in the Wakarnsa church, Ind., Bro. 
John Wieand of Chicago, 111., evangehst. 
J Si, accessions in the Shamokin church, Pa„ Bro, John 
Graham of Shippensburg, Pa., evangehst 

Three accessions in the Painter Creek church, Ohio, Bro. 
I W Fidler of Brookville, Ohio, evangehst. 
"Three baptisms in the Shade Creek church, Pa.. Bro. 
E Towards of New Enterprise. Pa., evangehst 

Two baptisms in the Pleasant Valley church, So. Va., 
Bro J S Show-alter of Roanoke, Va, evangehst 

Seventeen baptisms in the Lanark church, 111.. Brother 
and llteTo. IL Austin of McPherson, Kan,, 

Sixteen were baptized and seven reclaimed in the Circle- 
viUe church, Ohio, Bro. S. Z. Smith ol S.dney, Oh,o, 
evangelist. $ 4, 4t 4> 

Our Evangelists 

Will ,ou .tor. .he burden which the.* laborer, carry? Will you 
p„y lor Ibe success ol tbese meeting.? 
Bro. F. B. Sutler, the pastor, to begin Feb. 6 in the 
Huntingdon church. Pa. 

Bro. Homer E. Blo» 8 h, pastor of the RoxSury church, 
will begin Feb. 20 in the local congregation, Johnstown, 
Pa. 



■•Our Mi..io„ Conference in Chin." is the .Object of 
a very interesting communication nut ™« lT ^ a]so 
-r^irn^e^r-^in^o.ofCl^ 

Voder will send shortly for publication. 
■We have ju.. closed a most wonder.,,, «*■» ££ 

- "» '-"; a " d ,"' S r ra iT" HcwJvew know India wants 
after such a short vi.it. However, w 
,bem as badly as we did, and so we can o, 1> b 
GO d dSPC ; d acka::sof ,h a ei S C U h:n°indu y s.Ha, t work that .hey 
:;f;: d al>Te k .o 8 maU th™ a, present bu, will do. so as soon 

^Foreign Minion, Conference is an annual even, in 

sion Board, Educational Secretary H. Spenser Mr I 

j • „,ri,« Alice Ebey, Minor Myers and Dr. Bui Ke, 

and missionaries Cilice uucj, . c;., pr , 

$ * * ♦ 

Miscellaneous Items 



* * * * 
Personal Mention 
Bro. John R. Snyder of Huntingdon. Pa., will spend three 
months in evangelistic work in Oklahoma, beginning the 
last of February. 

Western Canada has selected Eld. David Holl.nger.as 
Standing Committee delegate to the next Conference, with 
Eld. J. S. Culp as alternate. 

Idaho w.. represented in our last week's visitors by 
Brother and Sister Austin Eiler and Brother and Sister 
Earl Flory, Bethany students at present 

We have received word of .he sudden death of Bro. 
D. K. Clapper of Meyersdale, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 16. No 
further particulars have reached us to date. 

A cable received at the Publishing House last Monday 
tells of the arrival of Brethren Bonsack and Yoder at 
Bombay, India, Jan. 23, "after pleasant voyage." 

Northeastern Ohio is to be represented on the Standing 
Committee of the next Conference by Elders . G. S Straus- 
baugh and D. R. McFadden with Elders M. M. Taylor 
and J. C. Inman as alternates. 

We are requested to state, by way of supplementing the 
information given in a recently published church news 
note, that Bro. Ray E. Zook of Preston, Minn., has been 
elected elder of the Lewiston church of that State. 

Bro Oscar E. Stem, pastor of the Waddam's Grove 
church 111, awoke with his family one night recently 
to find the house on fire and some of the walls about 
ready to fall. They lost all their belongings, barely es- 
caping with their lives. 

Brother and SLster O. H. Austin, widely known evangel- 
ists were visitors at the Publishing House early last week 
They stopped off between engagements at Lanark and 
Decatur, this State, to visit friends and renew acquaint- 
ances formed during their meetings here some six years 
ago. 

Bro. A. J. Beeghly, pastor of the Mount Pleasant church, 
Pa, at the Unanimous request of the congregation, has 
reconsidered his decision as to closing his labors there 
and will remain with the church whose membership has 
more than doubled during his pastorate, numbering about 
two hundred at present. He is therefore not open for a 
new pastoral engagement, though he is available for 
several revival meetings. His address is 143 S. Church 
St, Mount Pleasant, Pa. 



••We .re in love with our people and our work" is the 
„ one earnest pastor. Pastors or laymen, 
fine testimony of one earnest pasi 

can we all say that? 

Aid Societies will find a brief but important statement 
regarding new work, a new-system of delegation and ex 
Wbits for the coming Hershey Conference, on page 76 
of this issue of the " Messenger." 

The Sunday-school and Ministerial Meeting hel 1 in h 
Lakeland church, Florida, this week, was no , J.strict 
wide gathering, as was imp em he not, CO* -weeks 
ago. Our correspondent, bister J. c. 
us to make this correction. 

-The Lord's Forty Acres" is an interesting little article 
in the " Monitor Herald" published by the Monitor church 
Kans Bro Galen T. Lehman, pastor. "A year ago the 
durch rented forty acres of land and the members co- 
operated in furnishing the seed wheat and «. img . :<*» 
of charge." And the rest of the story leads right on to 
"his" conclusion, "over five hundred dollars after all ex- 
penses have been paid." 

Mid-west Alumni Meeting: A social meeting for fellow- 
ship and the promotion of spiritual ideals has been ar- 
anged for all alumni of Church of the Brethren college.. 
The meeting will be held at the Chicago Church o h 
Brethren. Feb. 12, at six P. M. It is hoped that all el 
gible people living near enough to Chicago to come w,l 
avail themselves of the opportunity. Arrangements fo 
nlates at the banquet the cost of which is $1, must be 
made in advance. Write Omer B. Maphis, 3435 Van Buren 
St., Chicago, 111. . 

W. talk too much during the period of worship. During 
the Bethany Conference, special programs of worship were 
followed. The audience was pressed to be on time, to sit 
m ditatively, to assist sympathetically. The leader was 
in his place early and assumed a reverent demeanor. 
Songs were seldom announced. The leader took up the 
note which was outlined and in the hands of each one 
as he entered the door. Central themes were lollowed in 
a variety of ways. Everything was reverently quiet and 
cooperatively purposeful. There was worsh.p.-Ezra 
Flory. * * * * 

Special Notices 

Program of quarterly ministerial meeting of Northeast- 
ern Ohio, to be held in the Hartville church Feb. 8, begin- 
ning at 10 A. M. Study of Philippians.-J. P. Harris. 
Study of Colossians.-H. D. Emmert. A Five Year Mis- 
sion Program for Northeastern Ohio.-D. F^ Stuckey 
How Can the Church Best Cooperate With the College 
Student'-G W. Strausbaugh. Round Table: First Day 
of the Week Offerings for All the Churches; A Reading 
Course for the Ministers ; District Meeting Week Improve- 
ments.-Oliver Royer, New Philadelphia, Ohio. 

The laymen of Southern Ohio will meet at West Dayton 
on Wednesday, February 2 at 7 P. M, at the Church of 
the Brethren. The purpose of this meeting will be to 
effect an organization of the laymen of the District as 
authorized by the last Annual Conference. The organiza- 
tion will be known as Men's Work and will be a mate to 
the Sisters' Aid Society. P. G. Stahly of South Bend, 
Ind , chairman of the General Laymen's Committee, has 
promised to be at this meeting and will give the principal 
address of the evening. Bro. McPherson, a layman of 
West Dayton, will tell about the laymen's work in the 
local organization at that place. While the men arc hav- 
ing their meeting there will be a meeting of the mothers 
and daughters in the Euclid Avenue U. B. church about a 
block from the West Dayton church. Ushers will direct 



"r*S 5 senses 

mothers and daughters should also be urgcu 

urer. Mulberry Grove, 111. 

Saturday, Jan. a, , lu «■ • M M ss ions — 

Address.-Prof. Minor Miller. 1 . X P. IV 

Anna Hutchison. *£«..-£££ ' ""^ ^ Dr . j. A . 

-^Dr.trSr^M'Ht^'N^lvindsor, 
M , d ' .an. Peace Work. It is very imperative that mem- 

ren, officially representing hereby petition 

UO.000 membership in .the :Unj M S ates do^e, .y^^ 
and pray you as our *«« Bt g£ New Winds or ( Md. 
the issues with Mexico.— J. M. nenry, 
* * * * 
Books You Ought to Know 



Any book reviewed 
Bretlj 



,„. columns may be obtai 

Publishing House. Elgi 



icd from the 



. [,, Worst is the title of a book by Irving 
FislietpXs'r Economic, Yale University. Through 

r^ctT^r^hJ^citiesand 
-'« where en orcemen, „ m s t aether ^ ^ 

r a TS-;-rn,~7. Tr;; ;™;:! 

Scientific students throughout the wold. The figures 

^"•r^^r^^^with^ad-i-f 

prcssive. The tact tna mcasure d in staple corn- 

prohibition " real wages, i. e„ measur " "" , t 

higher than beto incre ased production and 

merous charts and graphs present v y the « « 

improved conditions A carefu 1 ., rut my of hese^ ^ 

^ill^c^rCotany.'ontains 253 pages and sells for 
$175.-W. H. Z. * * * * 

Mission Receipts for Thursday, January 20 



,ch week the General Mission B 
a recent clay's Mission receipts If 
different clay of the week will be sc 
,,L> days ol the week is reported 
lor the K 



will 



eport 



congregations. Each week j 
:ted until a round of the busc 
The following financial gain 
~ 1927. 



jide. 
vide. 



reported 'for Thursday, Jai 

Perry Pa., $3.20 for World-wide. 
Abilene, Kans., $1 for World-wide 
Woodland, III., $10 for World-wide. 
Sebring, Fla , $10.39 for World-wide. 
Quinter, Kans., $2.50 for World-wide. 
Vestaburg, Mich., $6 for World-Wide 
Yellow Creek, Pa., $6.81 for World-V, 
Upper Codorus, Pa., $4.80 for World-, 
Grand Rapids, Mich., $2.35 for World-wide. 
Johnson City, Tenn.. $14.20 for World-wide 
Shelby Co., Mo., $14 for Conference Budget 

F"nh■^:ei P ht•ra%.OO^or d Marc\ ar Wo'f;Service. 
Cr'ab Ru'^ U P 'LosiZer,, Va., $10 for World-wide. 
Walnut Grove (Johnstown). Pa., $25 for Indta Native 

W E r ..rB.r.in (Upper Conewago), Pa., $25 for Greene 
Countv Virginia Mission. 

English Rter, la., $130 for support of Nettie M. Senger , 
$150 for Conference Budget. World- 

Salem, Ohio, $21 for Junior League-. $397 04 for World 
wide; $87.63 for support of Minnie F. Bright. 



THE 



AROUND THE JVORLD 

Value of Y. M. C. A. Holding. 

„, the Y. M. C. A .in *« " ™,_ To be exact, 
upward, of a q«r « of I M to. « ^ ^ $)g4] . 
[he figure is $25 .2 10,«0. Of th c ^ ^.^ 

000,000 is in the "'"^J* C c e ™ J e ted during the past 
or additions to ok 1 . nes wer ^^ vak , cd at a 

vear at a cost oi *l3,:w.<™« • „„j„. instruction. 

^ tle , C5S than $20,000,000 arc nowunder 



when i Nation Ne«U P»' . ■ 

. ,. •, .. has been ruined through lack of 
Many an indiv.dual has been Doub tless , he same ,s 
poise in the cr,,,ca.houfsncc..s^^ ns ^ ^ ^ 

true of nat.ons. And with ° limits Americans 

almost every great >™^Z2^*i States/or the 
be guarded against, especially 
hand of destruction will 



GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 29, 1927 

•• Meanwhile Peru is arranging for the 
their occurrence. Meanwhile as a co „. 

purchase of a half-dozen «ydro-a,rplanes csp(!cially Iqui- 
necling link between Amazon fove pom P ^ ^ ^ 

tor, and Lima, the capital lrv.ll wfth 

wonderful world-one which woul I have «« (oday 

astonishment a few ««""'»" f^ ' as P a matter of 
a re taking all these marv on new *« then , W e 

course, even standing ,n l.n to JW d a „ d not ably 

a re all using forces .ha, we do not ^»*«^ '„, people 
elec.rici.y. What does 1. a I mean. of „ r worW 

a re so busy appropnatrng the » * roust be back 

that they do not pan e "<°™™ thox w l,o have looked 
of its marvelous organization But ^ . mimate , y 

out upon the wonders of he .*»«™ ^^ a , most 

explored the myster.ous, illusive ntt« sp . rjt _ 
uniformly agree- that « -e = -gro ^ ^ ^ ^ 
ual interpretation o. me 



73 







A Blood Te.t for Drv.nkem.e5. 

How much alcohol do ■PJ^J^JS.' .^ 
«, be in.oxica,ing-and when a ma ^ ^ ^ 

o^^rip£3 r ;, r - e - 

-^-:tfhe people o, the j£^££b^=5 

The amount ot monej ■> _ ,-__ fn7( , ^^ aDorox; - a blood tt ' . . . lL _ .,; 



strike' 



Unit ed States ^c^^f.^.^ 
mately $7,500,000,000. This is ^< » te °. Invcstmc „,s 
five dollars for every, rnan jj- £ than fm w25 . 
for 1926 were about $500.000" 00 I g & . ( may 

,he particular items for wh ch "^^^ borrowed 
he of interest to note thai : E urope an c ^ Jmng 

, e5S and ^.in-American un - b „ ^ ^ 
1926 than during 19.5. in tn differences as be- 

States there were no espec aUy r* ng , ( ^ ^ per . 

tween investments for the two year ^.^ 

sis ,en. increase in funds requ. ed P ^ ^ 

About $350,000,000 more was required 

for this type of cap^eOmen, 



Of per 



be victim had evidently recently 
The test showed that tne con tain.ng ten 

taken not less than four quarts of w of pure 

per C en. alcohol This made fou - . h o.^ ^ ^ 
alcohol, which the judge agrecdwa N(w the 

hardest drinker disregard traffic regu^ ^ ^^ 

whole point of our story is t£t »J*» ^ applicd 

i„ the blood, as a check on *™ k «.na u , ca5CS 

q ui,e as easily to living men ^ de ad ^ ^ ^ 

:he.h'ror e n:, rE a U man ha; sufficient alcohol m his system 
to make him irrespons.ble. 



A Chosen People 

1 Peter 1- 9 

For Week Beginning February 6 

THE VALUE OF A SOUL ^ who(e 

26; Psa. 49:7, 8; John 3: 16). 

WHY DOES GOD CHOOSE A PEOPLE ^ ^ ^ ^ 

orda^hatthose^nfi. has found shall be the seekers 

(Matt 10: 16; John 17: 18 and 19). 

BLESS.NGS ARE A CALL TO SERVICE b£cau5e 

K «c "e blessed m-e than o,h rs .t^ ^ ^ 

God loves us .more ^' f^. J 8 . 22: 18; 26: 4; Psa. 

WHO ARE GOD ; s CHOSEN PEOPLEJ ^ ^ 

Whoever can do good m any ^ W pcopk . (John 

Tu°C^ 6 ",1 »". M"k 16: .5). 
^Zs^^erj^mty^ spurn 

25: 11; Hosea 8: 2; Acts 19: 13, Jas. I. ) 
Discussion 
„ a sou, is worth more than all the world to God does 
^SgfareTcallt serf '„ not extravagance 

^TS^S^X^ -r oud spirit^ 
How have I answered his call . 



R. H. 



l m porta»oe of Starting Right 

The husbandman who has "-^ITo faretth, 
amongst his trees or v.nes, "*" For .. jus , 

apprecia.es .he mPOrUnce o, S a tmg .^ M 
as the twig is bent the "ees ^.^ the poet 

Pope;. and modern prun.ngexpert g ^ pomo , ogical 
Over at Urbana, 111., the assoc,. te ce o£ prun . 

physiology recently pointed out torn ? tQ ^ , 

ing young trees properly ta ^ it .s ^ than when 

good head o«"»« *« Jr.. v ar ^ ^ ^ 

i, is well grown. Indeed, ou ng Jt „ 

that if .he tree is imprope ' ^ J ™^ ds without dis- 
impossihle to form a^go d head afarw^ 
:r: o^mr rt anrinTe,i,ofman, h anit-s,n.he 
development of a tree or a v., 



World " 



For Arbitration, Not Force, with Mexico 
On Jan. 19 a nation-wide appeal through theses 



for 



vith Mexico, s.g 



signed by four hun 



arbitration, not force. ^^Tom every part of the 

dred prominent men and worne n The ^ 

country was forwarded to Prei»d» V dcvelopm e„ts be- 

of the appeal is as follows The cr ^ ^^ 

tween the Un,.ed Su « »d » .^ ^^^ and justice 

public opinion in both 5^n ^^ pending , ss 

yield to armed force. We he W , nterpr etation of 

which concern property right . W t arb , trated . 

international agreements can »rf ^ougM ^ 

President CaUes hu . .-.formal ■££ ^ pres] . 

^ Cser^re£. he Hague TrH^^anim- 

^Srr^r^S, applauded" 



How Chri.t Appeals to India 

In the J--^ D 'D iS o.°AhLd R naTa" ^P"*"" ° 
Robert A. Hume, D. D, ot A appca , s , t , lc 

the ways in which Jesus Chns : P Dr 

people of that great land. Amo^ ^.^ „ 

Hume notes that the s.mpbc.ty of Jesus^ ^ ^ 
those who expect their prophets to be s, P_ ^^ 

on, family, without home and a vande ^ r J ^^ 

a most forceful sain, to the people of ^ ^ ^ 

makes a matchless appeal throug h ^h» s , ands 

where the so-called holy men ^ are leg J ^^ and 
forth as the supremely sinless prophet^ f<)rm ^ 

residence of the div.ne .n - human^ ^ and 

a great idea w.th the In ° a ,, this i dea . Jesus becomes 
claims of Jesus fit in «^ V 'll ' ' 0ne in whom God 
for them the supreme "£"■„_ „ Th e soul craves 
descended and ,n *"%**,*£„„,■■ the intellectual 
a „d rests only m a satisfy, g of sus (o ,,, me „ 

formula is msuffic.ent. Thus fie ^ (h(; dcvQUt 

, trustful M'^V^oT, befoul. Finally, union 
Hindu as a true sa.,sfac,,on ,o . h. ^^ and 

with the divine is '"e highest des ^ ^ gM , 

this fits" Jesus' teaching of -» rcasons why 

-„t Sate bl^ug to think o 
"the greatest son of^As.s 
architect of our 



and 



inK oi j" uj - . 
"the greatest spiritual 



, on6 been vaguely conscious «£ £%J?£>. ted 

without the physical has.s and the «°«'^ u „ t [or 

action. Thus China rested u a vast sk p « • ^^ 
centuries, or unt.l theareat ment acco d ed ^^ ^^ 
uations began to sung all C - ^^ .^ ( „ e Vestcrn 
ment against the West. cultural st.mu- 

na ,ions were pouring ,nt o , Ch na he «y ^ chincse 
lants which were found o uh -^ , ^ ^ 

,o their poss.b.ht.es. That IS, many ^ ;n mij _ 

eated along Western lines ether in the U^_ ^ WMtern 
sion schools in their own la. d be s(rangc 

ideas has been work.ng , ,n Chtn^ a „d ^ 

indeed if such a power! ul st rnul. ant a<Jded 

of the Chinese giant. AH o tta » ^ .„ h „ 

confusion to confu son Men h ave ^ ^^ mo(ives 

vast incoherent nat.on actuated > mos( q{ ^ „„. 

of the passing day when China , chin , has 

elfish men anxious ^ "at.onal n y ^ .^ ac 

been stung and stimulated by VVes ^ ^ have 

tiv ity at a time when he peo pie m g . ntdlig£nt 

the physical or experiential basis ^^.^ fr<jm 

rlt^a^ad^hi^a 8 nation it may take 
Tany years to compje^^grow^ 

Something like a dozen years 1 «» ^ flut ^ 
average life dur.ng_.h ' ^' ^fj p ,„ 



Not Afraid of the New 

. h,„e become so accustomed to man 
Most people have 1,ecome in , lie material 

and sometimes unexpected advance " 



arvelous, 
1 world, 

a «f tVic new. Apparently 
that thcy are no longer afra.d o he «„ P ^ 

no one felt that there we e an ev. 1 ^P {rom New 

equipment which made ,. *>»%£ ^ was pressure 
York to London on J an. . London phone serv.ee 

a „ day long to use the New York to LondoJ^^ ^ 
at the rate of twenty-five dollars J com . 

minimum at three minute con „,».. on, & ^ pf 

mereia. conversation w"^"^,,,, of London. Mr. 
New York and Mr. Geottrey you 

Ochs is reported to have said It . i th . « on 

in this manner. Salutat.ons to you an y erpus ^ 

the ■Times.' I_wi.h you aj a c "^ " ,,' c . , am being 
year and ever increasing sery.ee to UP send you 

photographed as I •"£*".<'£%* *' -" «"» M 
a copy of the picture by we. in marve l_,he 

service Mr. Ochs mention another ^ h was 

sending of pictures by wire. Eng i ncC rs in New 

s.ated before the nst.tute o R.d« « family 

York that "the time is not far ^^ ^^ , n any 

ra n PS of m ^ re w ra or,d t'ing depicted simultaneously 



ith 



paragraph on the present ^d" However, our personal 
sketchy and presumptuous . ndee . th[ tien , is a 

conviction is that the ma '"' r ° l Cartoonists have long 
seve re case of ^™JJZ giant of great potential 
pictured China as a sleeping g ^ char . 

power waiting to be awakened. In * ^ country 

acteriaation is true, for Chma « ^ ^.^ ,„ 

with vast resources in land _ and , po p„,a,ion, 

China comprise about one-fifth of he considerab le 

while i, must be remembered that her ^^ ^.^ Bu , 
infiltration of this stock cer am k ^ lackcd 

vast as are all these resources the c t ness of 

aggressive racial consc.ou e „ T h« ^^ was , hc 
their land works agam eohes ^ ^^^ 

physical bas.s for "operatic,. ^ lla „ on 

'ban the United States "-'^™S* telegraph lines and 
virtually without railroads telephc , ^ u the 

other types of »-*■,*, Add to this an im- 
exchange of ideas and unite ^ a . m ., 

C ' Xe ' great parallel rher vaeys 

. tnuthcrn China fac.ng the worm 

which roughly **" Sing the outside world at 

a, Canton, a central Ch na to. ch.ng ^^ r£a(;h _ 

-t^^urpS and Nentsi, China has 



portant geograph 
posed in the mam 



,„ since fewer names o». - ™- fiy 

merly died before reaching the a. ^ ^ worWng 

life is ''^''""'''VLionary Indeed, the pace at winch 
of life has remamed stationary . ( spcc]al ca 

mature people now live W*^ as their grand- 

is not taken many will not bv a b serio u S -mind=d, 

parents. Thus the next ob ee tv e 10 age 

J, cooperation w..h «' ^ (hc workU ,g span of 

is concerted efforts for •P™ ton '^« e „ , argcr percentage 
Bfe . We have learned how to . mw disc(J 

of th e children under five bu^ w ^ ^^^ u 

how to save the grown-ups. An peop)e are 

somewhat more complicated be at, ^ ^^ „ ve 
their own bosses^ And » ^ prob , em „ es 

as they Please the ahl and ^ d!rected 

pecially difficult. H h ^.. C . " n d r °3 Ults would be easier to 
as a group of school ch.ldren results ^ 

gct . The ideal health program or .^ gr ^^ and 
that his days may be long ^^ to „ e 

elaborate one. lnderf. the «fe « » enmig ,, ; „ 

n^ts.r^^ d ^tsr 

^erany S coU h :n=XSe of a long and useful 
life. 






/4 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1927 






Elder Andrew Hutchison-His Going 

(Continued from Page 67) 

fidence in the Word of God, and the purpose of his 
mission in the world. 

Few men have had a hetter memory, and m com 
JZ t° -mory the greater part of the Me and 
coice selections in poetry and prose, he cultivated it 
o t e limit. If ever a man fully consecrated his mem- 
orv to he service of his God, Bro. Hutchison did. He 
knew his Bible, and he knew it well; he knew how to 
" ,y divide the Word of Truth. He put an inimens 
mount of work on his sermons, and not a few of 
hTm were almost wholly made up of approbate 
fitting and often striking scriptural quotations. In 
Is respect he was practically without a peer .r. 1 
Brotherhood, if not in the country at large. We hav 
never regarded him as an expert m exegesis, but for 
any questions relating to theology or religious ex- 
perience, he was always ready with an apt Bible quo- 
tation We have heard him deliver many sermons. 
to never saw him open the Bible in the pulpit. He 
carried his Bible in his head, and on entering the pul- 
pit would sometimes read a whole chapter from memo- 
ry and read it so distinctly, and with such correct 
emphasis as to be clearly understood In this umoue 
way of using the Bible, memorized, in the pulpit, in 
conversation and even in his writing, he was a marvel. 
Thus equipped he devoted the best years of Ins 
,ife to evangelistic work, and so satisfactory were 
his labors along this line that his services were ni con- 
stant demand from the Atlantic to the Pacific and 
from bevond the lakes of the North to far into the 
Sunny South. Under his reverent and purely gospel 
style 'of preaching, hundreds or possibly thousands 
were led to Christ; and as a rule, those who entered 
the Kingdom because of his pulpit and personal efforts 
were soundly converted. In his method of reviva 
work there were no evangelistic tricks or professional 
arts His was a straightforward, earnest and persist- 
ent effort, always employing the Sword of the Spirit. 
As member, minister, and elder, he accepted the prin- 
ciples of the Church of the Brethren in full faith, and 
no one ever had an occasion to call his church attitude 
in question. He accepted the doctrinal tenets m full 
and taught them, as he believed them, in spirit and in 
truth To him, every ordinance and institution in the 
New Testament had its place and purpose, and he 
was the last man to attempt to remove the least of 
them And while intensely literal in his acceptance 
and observance of any gospel duty, he was just as 
spiritual in their application. In fact, we had, at his 
time of life, few if any ministers who gave evidence 
of more deeply-seated spirituality; and it was this 
high, refined spirituality that gave power and stability 
to his method of church work. 

His educational privileges were limited to six 
months, at different times, in common schools, and 
yet by close application in reading, study and observa- 
tion, he became a well informed man, a good writer and 
splendid public speaker. To hear him speak, no one 
would ever take him for an uneducated man. In fact, 
he was not an uneducated man, hut he procured his 
wide range of information outside of the school room. 
While in charge of the " Messenger," it fell to our lot 
to examine and pass on scores of his articles, and we 
always found his manuscript surprisingly well pre- 
pared. 

He continued in the evangelistic work as long as 
his strength would permit, and when the time came 
for him to withdraw from the field, he found a most 
congenial resting place in the home of his son-in-law, 
Eld. S. J. Miller of San Bernardino, Calif. In commit- 
ting to memory, we might truthfully say volumes of 
information, he taxed his splendid brain to the limit, 
and as the days of retirement came and went, his 
mental power, as well as his physical strength grew 
weaker, but no man, under such circumstances, ever 
received more tenderly bestowed care than was ac- 
corded him in his western haven of rest. Finally on 
the evening of the first day of the present year, when 
all things had been made ready for him in the home of 
the soul, and the long expected call came, he laid aside 
his earthly mantle, closed his eyes in death and passed 



on to the realm of the blest, lacking only fourteen days 
of being 91 years old. 
Sebring, Fla. 



Life of Eld. Andrew Hutchison 



BY s. J. MILLER 

Fid Andrew Hutchison was born in Monroe Comity, 

w«t virgin" Ja „. ,5, 1836. He died in San Bernardino 

QHf Ian 1 1927, aged ninety years, eleven months and 

^n'leln day, He was .he fourth child of Samue. J. and 

Cynthia Hutchison. hr „ t hers-nvc of whom were 

He had four sisters and sin brothers nve o 

n a k Hill W. Va., survives him. 
^^.fS^was^rie^toMaryau^cker, 

of McPhcrson, Kans. ; and Mrs. S. J. Miller of ban Bcr 
Idino, Calif.; nine grandchi.dren and two grea.-grand- 

ITunited with the Church of the Brethren Dee. 19 
1858 and was called to the ministry Oct. 20, 1860. He was 

Ld In an accident when he was eighteen years oW 
that he was never able to do much physical labor. Early 
Ministry he took up evangelistic work and con *nu d 
in i, for nearly fifty years. He preached n ever. Slate n 
the Union except in Maine and Rhode Island, and 
nearly all of the churches in the Brotherhood. 

The pas. fourteen years of his life were spent n the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. S J. Miller an tar to y- In 
his declining years he spent h.s time reading h.s Bible and 
exchangug cheery words with his friends and neighbors. 
He read .he New Tes.amen. through n„„y times some 
eighty times in nearly two years-beg.nn.ng Jan 1 WW 
ffis place in .he church services was seld «j_ vacant untd 
the first of November, 1925, when he had a shght paralytic 
tok From .his time on he failed until the end came 
S He often expressed .he wish ,ha, he migh. pass away 
before he would become a care to any one, but he bided 
his . me pa.ien.lv until .he Lord called him home Until the 
, he was always very appreciative of every ing a 
could be done to make him comfortable. He fell asleep 
peacefully at five P. M. on New Year s Day. 

The funeral was held from the Church of the Brethren 
at La Verne on Tuesday afternoon with the pastor Bro. 
Edgar Ro.hrock. in charge assisted by Pres.den. Stude- 
baker and Eld. W. F. England. Six ministers acted as pal 
bearers. Interment was made beside h.s compan.on in .he 
Evergreen cemetery. 
San Bernardino, Calif. 



rcvcr ent .one of voice-pathetic^ «e».. of .U feeble- 
ness-repeated .he Lord's Prayer. His re ^' . 

no waking till the trumpets sound shall can 

sleep in Jesus. 

Not only fall the vile and va.n, 
Who seek no good, who soothe no pain, 
But men whom angels must approve, 
Whom people bless and God does love. 

Jas. A. Sell. 
Hollidaysburg, Pa. 



CORRESPONDENCE | 



ELD MOSES R. BRUMBAUGH 

Moses R Brumbaugh, oldest of seven children born to 

Moses k. (Gouhonour) Brumbaugh, both 

Henry Dad ( ^ Countyi Pa , 

members of he ... ch « ^ ^^ u 

amflater SowedM.ming unti. he was twenty-lour after 
lh he engaged in mercantile pursuits ; at the I timed h« 

death he was head of a large farm implement bus mess 
He was married Nov. 13, 1890 ,0 Miss S-h Florence 

Steward who died of heart trouble Dec. 11, WIS. Rov 
'St married Mrs. Nettie Miller who survives. There 

"re also four daughters, three sons, one grandchild and h.s 

aged mother, thrfe brothers, three sisters and three step- 

Creek congregation early in lite, in u> 

He was a Sunday-school superintendent for twenty 
years and served on .he District Mission Board five years 
He Iso served on the Child Rescue Committee far he 
Middle District. He was an earnest con tender far th 
simple life and .he original doctrines of the Church of 
the Brethren. He was a true .^J"™'"^'"^ 
use for any of the present laftudmous ideas in fa h. 
He beieved the whole Bible and studied it earnestly. 
No m n was more widely known in this District or county 
aT "testified by the fact that 2,000 people at.ended the 

fU He ra 'died suddenly a, his residence in Martinsburg. 
Dea h was due to heart trouble. He was sixty-two years 
old He «ad become ill Dec. 30 when he suffered an attack 
of acute indigestion but was seemingly on .he road to 
recovery when he passed away. 

The funeral was conducted by Elders Walter S. Long 
Jt Fust church. Altoona, and John B. Mita ■« I Curry- 
ville Eld. W. C. Swigart read Rev. 21 and Eld. Jas. bell 
offered prayer. Fifty-five ministers were present. 

The body was laid to rest in the Brumbaugh cemetery 
at Fredericksburg. 



MEMOR1AL-CHAUNCEY F. L1NGAFELTER 

Chauncey F. Lingafel.er was born Aug. 3, 1835. H.« 
the oldest of fourteen children born to George and Bar- 
bara Lingafel.er, pioneer members of the Claar Church 
of the Brethren, Bedford and Blair Co.unt.es He was 
united in marriage with Elizabeth Claar June 21, 1855 she 
died April 30. 1888. To this union nine children were born. 
His second marriage was with Esther D.vely Dec. 17. 
1895, who survives. 

He united with the church in 1855 and served in the 
office of deacon for forty-five years and was superin- 
tendent of the Sunday-school for twenty-five years. He 
was a mountaineer by birthright. He was born reared 
and spent his entire life of ninety-one years under the 
shadows of the great knobs of the Alleghany Mountains. 
His business was that of a forest-ranger. He estimated the 
number of feet of lumber in the standing t.mber for pros- 
pective purchasers, and purchased wood for the paper mills. 
His was a busy and strenuous life, but this did not deter 
him from his duties in the church. Hejoved the church 
and made many sacrifices, both in time and money for its 
welfare, and did.it all without complaint. He made more 
public prayers than any other man of his day in h.s com- 
munity. He loved young people and retained their love 
and respect to the end of-his long life. He had an amiable, 
cheerful disposition which kept him always on the sunny 
side of life. He was a diligent reader of the literature of 
the church and was always posted on the activities of the 
churchrboth local and general. 

For a number of years he was almost blind and spent 
all his time in his home with his beloved companion. Their 
home was their world-their all. They were happy and 
contented with their lot and in each other's company. 
Their home was near the church and they always kept an 
open house. They made all classes of people welcome and 
really enjoyed having them as guests. Their hospitality 
seemed to have no bounds. 

His long and useful life of ninety-one years came to a 
beautiful ending Dec. 1, 1926. He laid aside his staff as 
one who was weary; he lay upon his couch and in a 



Farewell 



Yo 



unch servant of the cr 
labor here no more; 
is, you now await the crown 
Master holds in store. 



Your heart was kind; your hands were e 

And men your life shall scan 
And say: " His epitaph should ^be, 

' Here lies an honest man. 

But we will miss thee in the church 

Thy lips no more defend— 
As comforter in time o( need. 

As counselor and friend. 

Who. at the table of the Lord, 

sUnll fill thy vacant chair; 
Or break .he bread or bless tfe cup 

Thai Jesus' death declare? 

We'll miss thee, sorely; yet. 'tis well. 

None grudge thy rest to thee. 
We'll join thee soon; together, then, 

Enjoy cternityl 



Tr 



■l'rics ol our sorrows 
Shall be sweet pleasure there 
s saved by grace, through hll 
Our Fathers house we share. 



n we love. 



Then, farewell, brother! once again 
We bid thee sad adieu; 

But not for always-just until 
We ioin our Lord and you. 



Altoona, Pa. 



Jacob Kinse!. 



SISTER FANNIE G1BBEL 
Fannie Brabaker Gibbcl, daughter ol ^Abraham and 

Fannie Shank Bnibakcr, was born Oct. 26. 1837, in Lan 
caster County, Pennsylvania. Jan. 5 she peacefully fell 
asleep in Jesus, being eighty-nine years, two months and 
nine days of age. , T r \t 

In 1858 she was united in marriage to Eld. &"«£ 

csv^rrs.s^rs^i-s 

there until the death of her husband in 1905. 
She and her husband lived happily together for forty- 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1927 



75 



wUh he 'children in California, with the excep .on o 

the past nine years of her life. 

,e!^r^^^«^3 

of her near relatives left to mourn her loss are . one sister 

Brubakcr, of Cnpl.tr.no, Cahf., and Mr. j. 

f rhiirnm I ■ two sons, A. O. (jlDDCl, Ul ^ 
T : d " Gib 1 of Hemet, Calif. ; twenty grand- 

Si EfSUTSi >-' t^Ltnlnd was a grea. 
help to her husband in the ministry. 

She always looked on the praetieal side of life being 
ever WW help those in need making many garments 
^r^ch^rs^n reading her BiMe in 

-Senir^llrvi-^^dif-,^- 

fUsne died. She took ,ui,e siek wit^ronch, is _wh ch 
developed into bronchial pneumonia. She was conscio 
U tr;ie:s^dtted e byt,,;writer,romlTim.6 7u,,he 
ChurTo. the Brethren, Virden, 111. ^"^f' 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery. H. B. Mart.n. 

Virden, 111 



licved in a God of infinite goodness; he was a philosopher ; 
he believed and practiced what he preached. 

His life work, though it seems to us unfinished ..a 
challenge to the church, to the Brotherhood, and o those 
who try to pick up the broken thread of his work. Mis 
vc y fe blood was ebbed out because of our sins, omc 
of which might have been avoided. May we accept the 
challenge of this life given for us. Mrs. Icel L. Keim. 
Wenatchee, Wash. 



BIOGRAPHY OF IRA J. LAPP 

Ira J Lapp, son of O. ]. and Maria Lapp, was born Dec 
24 1893 near Moorefield, Nebr. He attended the loca 

hool Moorefield High School, Bethany Bible School 
S ' and McPherson College. 




A MEMORIAL FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFE 

On the evening of November 12 a large crowd gathered 
a, the Wen tehee Valley church to commemorate the life 

En^er-^^tT^^n- 

met to do him homage. 

work until economic conditions failed. He told tie 
literal eommittee on resigning: "I can no, work :*> hout 
neoole" So the Wenatchee Valley church was benefited 
bv this Chang His first move was to vacate the old 
chu c nd luild the foundation and beginning of a 
£g„ church, more centrally located in the town He 
added at least a hundred to the membership during his 

S, Bro he L e app spent a year in Bethany Bible School at one 
time and due to his grea. energy for knowledge and the 

mmmm 

College 



His home church called him 
to the ministry when nine- 
teen. 

He was married to sister 
Ida E. Keller in May, 1914. 
Their home was made happy 
with four children, J. Clem- 
ent, Galen James, Mary 
Ellen and Royce Emerson. 

Bro. Lapp was pastor of 
the Miami church, Miami, 
N. Mex., eight years. Since 
his death, one of his parish- 
ioners writes: "I am grateful 
to have enjoyed his intimate 
friendship. I have known 
many men in high position. 
In many respects Ira Lapp 
was the greatest man I ever 
knew His greatness was in his bigness of soul. We dare 
„" question the infinite purposes of the Fa. her. but had 
Ira had bodily strength to correspond with his mind and 
hear, his life would have reached out to bless even more 
"ho sands than it did reach. All who were associated 
with him are better and happier for having known him. 

He had rare ability in the pulpit, vitalizing good doc- 
trine and logical original thought with an inspiring earn- 
estness and enthusiasm. 

He was sought as a speaker, no, only by churches bu 
also by clubs and o.her worthy organizations. He alwa> 
had a message worthwhile. 

He was energetic and ambitious: his desire to make h 
life count for good led him frequently to go beyond his 
strength His presence always brought cheer. Though 
h was often suffering pain, he wen, about spr ad .ng 
happiness and good cheer among others, never allowing 
his own problems and disappointments to .worry his friend, 
This spirit he maintained to the very last. 

As a pastor he had an untiring interest in he welfare 

oU is parishioner, He made their problems his own and 

proceeded to solve them with an optimism which knew no 

Bio. Lapp believed that a pastor's work was no 



the prospect of meeting friends over there: «P«" a "* d,d 
he express a desire to converse with the church fathers 
whom he had loved here and who had gone on , before^ 
Thus he served his apprenticeship on this earth. I he 
Father has another and greater task for which he needs 

hi Truiy rC the world is better for his having lived in it 
He touched and influenced many lives. He was one of 
our most successful pastors and as an evangelist he was 

e Th'e e Church W o. the Brethren has sustained a gre at „,, 
With his bereaved wife-who shared all his tasks and 
aspirations, and with his children we mourn his de- 
parture; but with the consolation that his work goes ; on 
„ the lives and hearts of men and women. His years 
"ere only thirty-three, but into this brief period were 
Crowded the deeds of a busy and noble life and like his 
Master he could well say: "It is finished. 



"I cannot say. and I "ill not say 

That he i. dead. He ,s !<"> »«"»' h . 
Wllh a cheery smile and a wave ol he hand 
He h» wandered inlo an unknown land. 

And left us dreaming how very [air 

It needs must be, since he lingers there. 

A„<1 ,ou-oli you, who the wildest yearn 
for the old lime step and the glad return 



Think of him faring o 
In the love oi there 

Think of him still as 
He is not dead— lie 



as dear 
as the love of here, 
ic same, I say, 

just away." 



He passed on Nov. 7, 1920. Funeral service, were held 
in the Miami church, with F. W. Gibson officiating. The 
"x was from Rev. 14: 8: "Blessed are the dead which 
die in .he Lord: and .her works do follow .hem. 

. ■ x, »t F- W. Gibson. 

Miami. N. M. 

IN MEMORY OF IRA J. LAPP 



" The friend of 
The friend of 



t friend 
I guide 



of truth; 
of youth; 



If the 
If the 



arts like tits, w,'» ■»* — " ■ 

arts with knowledge so informd, 
-', another world, he lives in bliss, 
I ,, none, he made the best of this 



The untimely passing of Ira J. Lapp brings , to mind the 

above lines which aptly describe a caree r ■ hot . b, t 

, rfully ^^^.^ZT^ a 

cally ... a un.t sufficiently! ( 

build a new temple £*£«££ one „ lhe W . C. T. 

rUute'ciynd still another had their meetings 
U. hall in tnc y, together, and many mem- 

wT.t S ou o e e c,ive Se ene?gies should be further 

sew; tH-e-nYwith an op,imism which kne, , ^f^ of worship in the city Each group 
Lapp believed that a pastor's work was not continued however , to hold .ts sessions 

t;tS e :^ oCgetting anywhere, Our. ung 
up without the environment that we 



confined to die pulpit o. »,-«-™ ---■- 

n^r^h^^^nlo^fHt 

now Thus he was always seeking ways to help he 

community cooperative Cheese "«»)• 

community practice of taking a portion of each Satu 

day afternoon off for rest and recreation Pract 

J tj t -t this err 



1 e spent three more years at McPherson ^ y after „ oon off f res ta„ recreation ._ ^ 
nd built up two churches before his untimely hok cornmun „y would meet at the scno g 

nd built up tv „.,„„._ , his home at _„„ |n „ ames and competitive sports. The P™« 



find more to do on the other side. 

A brother in the church, a lifelong friend, a Kiwanan, 
A brother in f o( (he Metho . 

dtTuthnnd'ourpreienip^or-Pau. Graybi.l-each 
spoke of the ideal life of Bro. Lapp and as one speaker 
pointed out. no, one note of praise was an cxaggera.i 

Bro Lapp always had a spirit of good cheer even with 
a !u„enn ^dy/ His sermons J^re always ceef„ an 
upbuilding though he was scarcely able to , .ta. ic to ,te live 
them His presence brought sunshine; and even business 
\,i ,neir daily tasks felt honored and cheered by 

"£ 'pS was the promotion of brotherhood rather 
than strife It is said that after reading an article in he 
'paper which upheld war he met anothe, : mmister on A 
L P ee, and approaching him, as one ^-^ 
burden on his mind, said in nib „_,,,,, he ex- 

"Must it be that strife shall be exalted? Rath er he « 
alted home life and childhood. He fought his battles with 
mind and sou. rather than .with fists and arms. He be 



engage in games ^"competitive sports. The practice 

'^^ufa^tar^siderationB. Lapp.augh. 
one reci.a.ion period each day in the high ^ 
year leaching Hebrew history and the nex .year 

.Me,. The State educational department gave tun 

subscription of one thousand Ws 

.r^hlntdtfaith-^l^^^ndfaithinthe 

he took up the pastorate he there duplic 
g ^^ed P r^m^r '^Introduced more 
^r'o-r^'oupledSvith the result^ an i^utc, 

mobile accident two y«"^^^*^ t for life, his 
Miami to engage in hi. last and losing ng ^ ^ 

face smiling, his courage undaunted s la, ^ {o 

star to the last. As he =""> r0 . a f. ed ' h „ e , d isc uss with joy 
his love for hi? fcllow-men, he began 



folks were grow.ng UP -»'— ^ — .""tad appeared. 

felt they ought to have. As yet „ ; , 

We ere a ^£~^££*5£k -n, had 

^wXn^^pl^e;';. the positive, assertive 

kind of Christianity the world needs ^^ a 

But when Ira Lapp came and after he P ^ 

f» thought-provoking ~£^ ?£& before us. 
a personal visit, a new vision began , ^ ^ 

That vision became dearer • nd «.'"J no-money 

apple prices, high labor costs, 

problems. We stopped """"f ^ , ° k ' "ourselves, 
Lived the high ^"^^''.''fohlem ikewise vanished, 
and incidentally, the other two '*"ȣ".,. thc w ay the 
Once the job was begun t w. i snrp g ^ ^^ ^ 
road opened up ^°'\^ th ZZ-ton rock evaporated 
dreamed of sources. A big thous ^ the 

with the sweat of earncs laborers, ^among ,„ 

e,der-in-charge, ™** £%* «£% 'into then. Men 
dug, forms went in, and concretes^ oblem!i 

willingly left their pruning hook m^ 

and other business to he »*«. for each day 

.-^---rSk^i^^h^ed 

—^^iit^^^ money raised 
f Xrir;hr:o:n^fa.other.e,S to WOUhdbe 
Bro. Lapp, with some timely oke b to t^p ^^ for _ 

hearty word of '"^^"ore us The city saw what 
ward new fields opened up be.ore ncwspapers took „p 
was being done, and ■na'rveieo. conc c„trated com- 

,he story and cited us as an ><™™> c the spirit , and 

m „„,ty endeavor. Other chu rches c.ug flro 

now three fine, new f^^Xil^ board, won 

s^aSTr^: i- - - - - 

(Continued on rafe "» 






I 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1927 




AID SOCIETY NOTES 

The season is here for new resolutions, new ideals I and 

Liraue As we look back on the past year, we see 

",»nv ae's wh e we eould have done better, yet now we 

Tc .1 n«w ■ " hopefully, eager to go on, to broaden 

'^'t^^-^^n'tienp new work. 
Out Lookout Committee, appointed at the last meeting, 
"I' getting a survey of our fields so ««« - 
intelligently in this. We hope all whom they ask or n 
formation will be prompt in givmg their ass.stanee ,n any 

W Ut P us 5i nl e , forge, that we have a new system of dele- 
gation this year We surely hope that every Drstrtet wll 
h ve ad legate to represent it a, our business meeting, 
one ready to take par. in the diseuss.on, and to help de- 
cide what is best for us to do. _ 

We are going to have an exhibit at Hershey. Sisters, 
brng samples of your good work, posters of your ideas 
p "ures of .your groups, and. anything else that will be 
Interesting for the rest of us. Let us make this an ex 
change of ideas that will be worth whde. 

The Dav of Praver for Missions which ,s observed by 
all Christian women of the world comes this year on 
March 4. Our Board urges every Aid Society to join in 
,h" movement. Helps and programs can- be obtained 
from our Publishing House, Elgin, 111. 

. yr, Mrs. John C. Myers. 

Broadway. \ a. "" 3 - J 



MILWAUKEE NATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE 

From Dec 2S to Jan. 1, last, there was held a National 
Student Conference at Milwaukee, Wis. The coherence 
was called by the Council of the Young Men and \oung 
Women's Christian Associations because of the pressure 
of students in colleges and universities for such a meet- 
ing About 2,500 delegates representing nearly every 
college and university of the country were in attendance 
Many foreign students attending American educational 
institutions were present, there being thirty-one nation- 
alities represented. The conference program consisted 
of a combination of addresses and discuss.on groups. In 
the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 o'clock and again in the 
morning from 9 to 11, there yvere addresses by such men 
as G A Studdert-Kennedy of England, Remhold Neibuhr, 
Kirbv Page, Bruce Curry, Mordecai Johnson, Chas. W. 
Gilkev Robert Millikan, Henry Sloane Coffin and others. 
From 11 00 to 12:30 o'clock there were held small group 
discussions, and in the afternoon discussion groups under 
the "leadership of the speakers; also trips to jails, pnsons, 
and industrial plants of the city of Milwaukee. 

The theme of the conference was: "What resources has 
Jesus for our life today?" It was divided into four 
cycles The subject of the first day of the conference was: 
"Is God Accessible to Us and How?" The second day 
the topic was : " A God Who Is the Father of All Man- 
kind " ; the third, "The Divine Possibilities of Human 
Life"; the fourth: "The Meaning of the Cross." 

The conference revealed a deep-seated and widespread 
restlessness among the young people in colleges and 
universities. There is a general dissatisfaction on the part 
of young people with the life they are living, and yet they 
seem unable to find the abundant and satisfying life. The 
phrases they use to describe their quest differ: some call 
it a quest for fulfillment; others, a desire for contact with 
reality; and still others a hungering for a fuller life 
Nearly 1,000 students in answer to questionnaires ex- 
pressed dissatisfaction with their life and indicated that 
they needed steadier resources. 

Some of the speakers indicated that the teaching of 
science and of psychology often left the student feeling 
that the universe is nothing but law, steel-cold law, and 
that there is no room for a Creator nor Divine Providence ; 
"and that our lives are mere, machines, built up as a result 
of stimuli and response, with no room for spiritual reality. 
Trie emphasis of the conference speeches was that 
Jesus stands on the otuside of the circle of our lives with 
out-stretched hands offering to all who come to him life, 
and life more abundantly. Dr. Studdert-Kennedy especial- 
ly stressed belief in a personal God with whom a living 
personality could speak and hold fellowship. God is ac- 
cessible to us here and now and fellowship with him is 
possible. 

After a discussion of this first and personal phase of 
the subject, race and international problems were dis- 
cussed in a most vigorous way. Students and student 
leaders understand that fellowship with an ethical God is 
only possible when social relationships are ethical. A 
personally pious life must bear fruit in ethical conduct 
that will improve human relationships. 

Mordecai Johnson, President of Howard University, 
gave a powerful and eloquent address on: "The Meaning 
of God's Universal Fatherhood in Relation to the Races." 
The burden of his message was that all over the world 
the darker races are calling for freedom from economic 
and political domination. They want the stigma of in- 



fcriori.y lifted from them; they desire to be permitted to 

J.! V Mo oe exploited and stigmatized by so-called 
Chrfs fans thev will be in the army of discontents seeking 
£ Pol tea I and economic privilege. All the Negro ask 
,s to be given opportunity on an equality with every other 

T» very impressive to me to hear Negroa. Mel. of 
having been refused certain privileges and series 
hotels, restaurants and theatres because they had more o 
less Negro blood in their veins. One girl, a Negress 
It Ictivdy said on" the closing day of the conference^ 
"I n y no. hate the man in .he hovel, for he , my 
brother; and I may no, hate .he man who refuses o let 
me eat at his restaurant, for be. too, is my brother and 
Hnrt is our common Father." 

Students of the conference voted almost unanimously to 
ask for no privileges as Americans that they would not 
a so give every other man. and to claim no privileges on 
,he campuses of their colleges that they would no, grant 
^r'p^rulurk- and fearless way at- 
tack d y ,lfe "problem of war and deal, with i, effectively. 
His address created enthusiasm in the convention and ed- 
ited a spirited rejoinder in the Milwaukee papers. Some 
nulitar man had heard his speech and attempted a reply. 
Th reply was an effort to ridicule the address, and to t.g- 
ma tize the whole peace discussion by saying the speak s 
were paid from Moscow. In fact, the reports of he 
Milwaukee conference in some of the great dailies of the 
country seemed pitifully cheap attempts a. sensational- 
ism or willful misrepresentation. 

The significance of human personality was stressed on 
,h third day of the Conference.. Reinho.d Neihuhr 
gave a strong address showing that we may use things Ike 
clothes, houses and automobiles to express our personality, 
but that these same things may become tyrants over us 
and enslave our persons. As long as our happiness ^de- 
pends on any thing, we are not free. The medieval monk 
who stood in the presence of his king and said. If you 
take my life you but dispatch me into the presence of my 
Maker," was a free man. Free personality is no. an end 
in itself. Personality is to be free to be reenslaved for 
the use of mankind. When we are free ourselves we 
should not exploit other personalities for our own pleasure 
Every other person has the same rights for freedom that 

1 Inth'e closing day of the Conference Studdert-Kennedy 
made a strong appeal that Chris, might be continually 
reborn in our lives and that we might go out and suffer 
for him-go out to bear our share of the cross of suffering 
in order that his will might prevail on the earth 

The conference was well-planned and well executed. 
There was very little reckless radicalism that had no 
foundations. The conference struck a deep and serious 
note from the start and was carried through on those 
levels The addresses by the leaders were unusually 
strong, the smaller group conferences, it was generally 
agreed, yvere not such a decided success; but the open 
forums led by the speakers were very successful. Judged 
from the subjects discussed, the spirit and tone of the 
discussions, the spirit of the delegates and the responses 
by them, I consider the conference one of the best I have 
ever attended. V. F. Schwalm. 

North Manchester, Ind. 



our new president is Slater Nora Bow 
were well atlended and a great deal 
women both locally and for the Distri 
a„,l pastor, had charge ot our quart 



lan Several all-day meetings 
ol work accomplished by the 
■ Bro. O. V. Long, our elder 
rly business meeting Dec. 27. 

The church work 1, "f^^Z^™^^' 
Sunday evening, Dec. 26. "P 1 f"'" l K" „„„.„,„. Recitations, 
?„tr,rd , ?\S"hy''',l,e 8U ;o™ peo^'p'asscdV two .hour, very 
r^reS} "," very uni^ayX ,7^^ 

UeExs a-rjfeTSr- = scans* 

Riddlebarger, Placentia, Calif., Dec. 31 



COLORADO 



intc 




CALIFORNIA 



Empire.-Our Sunday-school rendered a Christmas program lo a 
l.„" "dience Christmas Eve, each ol "«*«T'«2» 1 

aking part. We raised SIM in response to the call ol the Genera 
Mission Board. On Sunday evening Dec. 26 .he. depnta ion team of 
La Verne College gave an excellent program, the theme being Chr.S 
tianity in Modern Lite" An offering was taken. •*! — 
Ian. 2 Bro. A. M. White brought the message on the Home Lilc 
ol Timothy." cmphasiiing the influence ol home be on children 

people are much interested at present in a contest in class work 
which ends Jan. 16.-Pcarl Wirth. Empire. Calif., Jan. 7. 

Fisorfen.-Our Sunday-school gave a very appropriate Christmas 
and missionary program the Sunday before Christmas, because so 
and mis>i.ii..i> J Christmas and the Sunday 

many families , „. ml. 1 1..1..1. ..»a! m Doar<1 

(ol owing The 1 hnstmas onenng 10c cue u 
amounted to over SSl.-Mrs. F. E. We.mert, Fresno, Cahl.. Jan. 15. 

Lo, Angeles <FirsO.-0„c Sunday morning Eld. D. L Forney g.y. 
u. an interesting address on India's Awakening In the evening he 
gave an illustrated lecture on India. Later Eld. S. W. Funk gave 
u, a g'impse ol thing, beyond this life winch we see now on y by 
the eye of lai.h. In the evening he gave an interesting illustrated 
e.ture on Africa. The all-day m.e.ing on our love leas, occasion 
was full of io, and spiritual uplift. .Eld G. F. Cliemberhm 8„, a 
heart-searching examination sermon in the morning Elders U. W. 
CriM, M Bei.fberge, and W. E. Tros.le had charge ol the alteriioo, 
service, at th, close ol which eight were received by baptism In th, 
evening a number of visiting members communed with us. uro 
Rensbcrgcr officiated. Our Thanksgiving offering amounted 



First Grand V.Uey.-Our Sunday-school gave 
Christmas program on Way.rnormng, eocli das. u tag part. ^ 

Bro. Heckman gave a hoe address ,mj New „| it , ri „. A. 

","■' ,0 r>l,rhou C r "' i-c, we 1 dav ry impressive candle light and 
.he midnight hour arrived we ir, ,.„»„,,„,„, i„ s ,all.tion services 

for the omccrl-oflrurc 2 !, "idSunday.choo,. We Have. W. C T. V. 

nreyinivilic-in in <w community with Sister l .aire i,uii.h. . h , 

Oifr meetings -c be.,, hr. VVc have also organized a no, 

and daughters' f>°«*"°\*'Z±«ty »Ll!l»*F»*» 
the ideals of the Homes in '"" ,„-,„,,, Our revival will commence 

sssviawu j. *# ir"" 3 " " " an8C,i! '~ 

Berma Kelley, Grand Junction. Colo., Jan. n. 
Rocky Ford church met in council Jan. 5 with Bro. Roy Mil 
•a" „ Bro Miller was elected elder for another year. Sister 
An, fT5bc,rw,s M ;.c C e. S d " Messenger •• agent. ^ '* 'g"^ 

";rrk"":r„,r;,udy'o. tsFfsrs* Sit^sn * 

SldS fsrer ^JJ*- StfSStAS W^ " 
The adult department is also -tu.ls ing moi ' „ 

Sunday-school and church services' is very. en c ouras .«* 

,„ rr *t i« manifest in the different departments. Uro, rl. \J. wine is 

S r-feK i, B :::- RSS ssr 

teiulent. every one i = "' B _ „ , T _ in 

work.-Jessic V. Bish, Rocky Ford, Colo., Jan. 10. 

IDAHO 

Namp. church enjoyed a lovely Christmas «»■■■"'*■ g^ 
of snow covering th. ground, aceompamed by «ro »e. her Dec. M 

t _ ... n *. „ ,„„, liv t lie nriiiLiTV eh tirc'ii Oi ine 

a very good program was given by the "™^ . „„ 

Sunday-school, at the close of which a rcmcml.r.i nee was , v 
children Sunday evening, Dec. 26, a choir ol iweniy-ioo. s 
r.nocre the caitaia. "The PrinCe of Jud.h." accompanied by two 
ade^s woo helped to impress the meaning o, the »■«•«.«» 
minds of the listener,. The same cantata was given a the llo.se 
Vsllev church Dec. 28, four ol the young people from that church 
{ , , ea.Uaii. Jan. 2 the pastor preached a very good 

Son nrting for "he new year. One soul, desiring to star, the new 
yeaTright. gave her heart to God.-Mrs. W. H. Keim, Nampa, Ida., 

J Nezwrc. church met in council Dec. 28 with Eld. A. R Fike 
presiding. W'c decided to hold a series of meeting, somclinic ,n May 
presioing. ^^^ ^ cvangellst p, ro . Fike was elected elder b.r another 
vcar- Ivy Wallers, clerk; Anna Smith. "Messenger" agent and 
correspondent; Emma Mitchell. Sunday-school superin.enden. A, our 
' services yesterday morning we look an offering for Bro. I . B. Garhcr 
ol Missouri who" is blind and has lost hi. home by fire Our Aid 
Sociely held a Christmas bazaar Dec. 4, he proceeds o which 
amounted to $50.80. We reorganized our Aid for the coming y.ar 
with Mamie Fike. president. Our Christmas entertainment -was held 
Dec. 26.— Sadie Johnsoo, Nezpercc, Idaho, Jan. U. 

FLORIDA 

Arcadia church has had Christian Worker,' Meeting, Sunday, chool 
and prayer meeting all summer during the absence ol our pastor 
Bro S W Bail. Although it ha, been hard for those who were 
most interested in the work to keep it going, we feel that we are 
well repaid for our persevering efforts. Bro. J. H. Morris, from 
Scoring! preached for u. July 18 and Aug. 8. H„ sermon, were 
enjoyed by all pre.cnt. Nov. 29 our school visited the Sunday 
school at Sebring. Eleven were present at the opening ol Sunday 
h~ and other" kept coming so that by the time ,hc .Preaclnng 
service began Iwenly-onc were present. Everyone enjoyed the 
ervice at Sebring a, well as the trip. Oct. 3 s.e were surprised to 
see the young people from Sebring come early enough to be in 
Sunday-school with us. They came to attend the regular meeting 
ol the southern division of the Young People's Association of the 
District of Florida and Georgia. There were ten young people .and 
thev rendered an interesting and helpful program after Sunday- 
school. A business meeting „», also held. Our District Meeting 
was held Oct 29-31. The Arcadia church was represented by the 
writer. Bro. S. W. Bail re.urned Nov. 14, arriving in lime to preach 
lor us in the evening Our regular council was held Dec. 3 with 
Eld. J. H. Garst presiding. One letter ol membership was granted. 
The following officer, were elected lor 1927: Sunday-school superin- 
tendent, Chas. L. Trump; church clerk, J. W. Morianty; the writer, 
"Messenger" agent and correspondent; J. H. Garst, elder in charge; 
S W Bail pastor. W'c arc looking forward to a series of meetings, 
also a love least. Up to the present time we have never had our 
lot graded or mowed, that is the larger part ol it. Now we are 
planning to have this done, and also ,o plan, tree,. Should any oi 
our good people in the land ol snow and ice Ijke to come and enjoy 
our genial climate we would be glad to have you come to Arcadia 
2a worsuip wfth „,-Je„„ie Weslbeaffer. Arcadia. F.a„ Dec. 22. 



ided. Three 
:d. The Sisters' Aid is well 
The returns from our sales 
r, Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 10. 



,_. Christmas program was int 
letlers were granted and lour recc 
attended and is doing Rood work 
amounted to $1W.48.-Mr9. Delia Leh: 

Santa Ana church held their communion services Nov. "j"* 8 "* 
j B. Emmert of La Verne in charge. We are indeed very glad for 
ii,e letters of six new members who have moved into our congrega- 
tion- also (or the youns B irl who joined by baptism. Our Ladies 
Aid was very ably led last year by Sister Ethel Teeter, and th>s year 



ILLINOIS 

Oakley.-At our recent business meeting officers for the year were 
chosen for both Sunday-school and church. The local missionary 
committee was dispensed with and a missionary secretary chosen 
for i three year term-Sister Minerva Hitt. Our local temperance 
committee was also discontinued and this work merged with that 
of the Social Welfare Board. Bro. Wayne Heckman was elected 
superintendent of the Sunday-school and the writer church corre- 
spondent. Bro. Moyne Landis has been secured for his second 
series of meetings to be held here in August. Since our last report 
the Sunday-school department has rendered some spknclid programs 
under the supervision of Sister J. N H.te. Our Aid Society Rave 
a most acceptable report of their work the past year.-Mrs. Mattie 
E. Blickenstaff, Cerro Gordo, 111., Jan. 14. 

Romi^ church met in council Jan. 8 with Eld, UriasBlough pre- 
siding. The church and Sunday-school officers were chosen as follows. 
Elder Bro, Blough; church clerk and -Messenger _ ag ent Sister 
Blough- correspondent, the writer; Sunday-school superintendent, liro. 
T'ohn Fradenbura. In the past year we have used the envelope 
system' lor missions and raised *,».». On accoun. .1 sickness among 
our members and bad weather our Sunday-school attendance is small 
Bro. Blough is laboring lailhlully giving us a sermon each bunuay 
when the weather permit,. Night service, have been discontinued 
during the winter months.-Mr,. Katy Baker, Salem, 111.. Jan. 17. 

Sterling.-Since the last report this church has held two business 
meeting! Ton Nov IS and Jan. 10. All officers for the church. Sunday- 
school and Christian Workers' organization, were elected The Aid 
Sociey also elected officer,. All department, ol the .church are 
moving along nicely Dec. 3 we had our firs, father and son banquet, 
enjoyed b, about forty. Bro. W. W. Peter, of Mount Morn, was 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— January 29, 1 927 



i ,1,- evening Dec. 26 a Christmas pros"" was |'"° 
the speaker o( the evening, u , Mis , io „ Board. Jan. » ™ c 

and an offering hated lor '""""?' olway , „„,«, con.idcrablc 
had bur_mi.e box opening, in.i A „umbcr o( expressions 

;„,„„. and brings on a good and - .__ fc bo]tc8 ,, , 

ISl'tLter^S-r^^i-—'^,-;,^^ 
KT-SS ^rSlbi 'atad .or 8 ,,,e Sterling church.-Mrs. 
S S. Blough. Sterling, I"., Jan. V. 

INDIANA . , 

. . nm Virgil Stinebaugh, principal 
Delphi.-Sinec «e Lave no pastor . Bro- V ^ op| . ( 

„( „ bigb school, ha, been br.ngi. K "- a ' r „ re ,„odcling iheir 

mcae^each Sunday njo™„g T V «* 1""^ , * 

churchhouse and b.ivc been u„. pas tor. Rev. R- "■ 

Sunday evening they »?"'"* ™ „v.hicb are enjoyed very n.neb 
Kern, Prcache. the MM «'» ,,. „„ d „ ,hc direction 

b, all. The long services and V = „ erho |i, have also been 

„| „ u , ehnrch chor,»l.r. Sister. »•««» ,„„,:,,,„._,,„„„ Holloway. 
inspiring and inleresting leaiu 
Lalayette. Ind.. Jan. It , wl , cn „, c fol. 

, S^bES"^^ "^V S^tu'sie'' E"ca?Sri 

age", 8 Bro. Beoj. Voder; no,re.p=nden<, SuMcr ^ ^ ^.^ 

Christian Workers' preside ut B « . R '-' lttee „, ,hrcc was 

i„g committee to. been d. .eon" maea o{ ^.^ „ „,, 

appointed to purchase curtams or 1 fc d ont „ c l,,„ed 

torium into class rooms. one passing away ol two 

recently- On, church has IcU tto loss ' Bro „„„„ Moo „._ 

of our active workers— Sister neia b 

Susie E Garher. Elkhart. Ind., Jan. IS- 

'"pom- Mile.-The Thank.giv.ng , Bering amounted^ 5-S.^TU ^^ 

<" E "" ?VXVo"e' nThe^chrS Mission; the total ..umber 

^ap sm," .'"bo,",: in 1W was seventeen. J^^pSS the 

put electric light, » .to par.onag e Tto men ^ 

pas.o, and .family Deo. » wth .^ ^ ^^ ^ „„„,„, ... 

a joint ( hnstmas progi*"" , ]S 

5S0._Es.her Sheets, *«« h. , £';■ * ^ held Oct 

gTS» - £S£WX "«,„ * number of men ,0m* 
iaymen,' orgonfcatior, "'.sled- ,„c„dance was good. 1 to 

Although we did not tejen 1 rrar ve ic , lve d „r„i B the 

two branches ol the Ladies Ad base b „„„, all oi which 

• ear <|uilting. serving slippers ana n k banquet of 

netted them . goodly sum "".^anJ officer, were elected.- The 

^^vas^x* ^ «_ss_-£ "ass 

C^n^at^rehpb^r ^, a lt ,,,er Edt^Walte. 

SKst; SwU ffi^j-AjMSft's t=K 

upon lor our evangelistic meet iiigs to talented song leader 

rasL^'iS, iS_Sf M- Ind.. Jan. 6. ^ ^ 

Killbnek (Anti.eWe-Bro. F E. X£TjrL££ =" «"=* =>»""" 

. S.SS "e^o the church Dec. -- «g- JJ- 
S^^T_iS'^2S_-S «=" V.n.ed.-A,ma Rilo.ne, 
Muncie, Ind., Jan. IS. Officers were elected with 

pects ol opening up a new riem . ittcc has been ap- 

hs a ■r^'wi-tgt k& 2ts__s 

CrVogressmg^.ncedy with tto new corps of ^^ ^ 

is increasing and tne spini 

Laporte. Ind.. Jan. 17. ,„i r i,ual Ireat in the way ol 

Mt. Pl«..»t cbmch enjoyed • nek sp. ductrf b , Bro. Adam 

three very interest.ng ? »"''' °"™ ^ S . We were impressed 
and Sister Alice King E bey °° °« co ,f, ecraled „„ r ke,s find in the" 
with the jo, and peace that ttojo """ We ,„,;„ more keenly 

E'e'v^S',^ ^ork" 'S« .UJ While *» "^ ^'o„ 

STSS -i-, K- -;« a ^:;; :, :■ ^^ M a„che,.er 
Muneic.-Th. even.ng ol ^ <"-*"" ™,„ did missionary program 
Student Volunteer Band rendered I . very u ^ ^ ^^^ i|U „,„ ly 
which we appreciated very u f offic „ 5 „ e « ch „sen for our ehurcli 
business meeting a. : . ^I"ch - ^ ^ ^ mo ,„,, s . Cons.d.rable 

lor one year and tor the sun 1 y , at isf ac tory way. On Sunday 

"""""aft" S.-.. y°»»* "■">""■'" ,he r-BethTetom" 5 
,rXt", "endtd a program includin ^^'"E.e^to toung 

p-ople^e'ar^'progr-it and «- gj-g ._-£. J* 

We have been having some very » b studying Bible char- 

midweek meetings, so far for .he most P com mendable and 

«.ers. The in.eres, in '''^^iJZ o«r Sunday-school at- 
aftendance is stead.ly increasing. Y JJ'"° *, Nc „ York. Methodist 

SE K S^BT«.*jr_ _j *ri BSS ^'on^eS 

SS evening. We .f looking '°'«» d ^' '| '£ ScCune evangelist. 

ol meetings which are to begin Jan. »., ■ ^ ^.^ wc eKpccl to 

Our young people are organs".!. " vice3 _J. Andrew Miller, 

be of much help to our Sunday evening s. 

1H S. Council St.. Muncie, Ind.,.Jan. 10. 

North W „.„.- N o.»i.h..andin ! ^ f .«, :.»ow •^'.VS.d-l, 
hindrances, the attendance -'»»' ,,£,„,,,,.,, and real eare-lnll-nes, 
increasing. The untiring effort* ttougt iW> ^ eMtgy ,„ ,„ 

oi our pastor and his «ii. »« ■»»> ' chotc| , „, so , g an.ecd 
church membership. 1 hi "".""J ;„„ iv „iual so elcorly shown, that 
a's a body, and . h. service c. Loch indiv ^ ^ w ,,„,,„ 

any member would be a slacker wno Wc ip , 

burden bravely and cred.tabb lor the « S „„day. school and 

beneficial boh ay season otoer-.ng a ma S(jdo ^ >c> . e 

"white gilts" lor the King- ■ , ,„ do our best lor 

hl^th-i.Ie'-S.erTvan Dyke-Winon. Lake. Ind., Jan. 



ri*r j7 A reorc.iiHzalion of our 

Plymouth church me. „, council Dec V J. t» ^ ^^ 

church and Sunday-school was eff ected. Jsro "Messenger" 

chosen trustee; Sister Fern^ Pnc«, clok. the » ^ ^ . imt 

correspondent; Bro. Harry E. R°krir. -on. Y Marklcy as 

We now have an organized ^ . P - "■ «"° k a „ d s ,„dy, Builder, 

president. They meet ooc evening ol each we ^ 

oi Onr Church. The, have chard ol the r illustrated 

evening ol each month. Dr. Home Burke and w g „,*, 

lecture Nov. 28. Everyone was mtere.teu in » agc .,„ t| When 

which they had brought >""> ^'»' ^ =' Alienee." The children 

• h ave S a,; taSS.l™ P«."« ^ * moving-Mr,. Goldi. Rohr.r, 

Plymouth, Ind.. Jan. 20. C h r i„ma. program was 

Rock Run.-Sunday morning. Dec 26, ■ «". ^^ ft| , 

givc „ by the children, one number tajjl « Liao c „ ou 

fhildren told how they earn* ltj«r -""""J^,' lh e Chin, work 

The total amount ol the offering by " ■ s „„,iay- K hool to raise 

was S174.62. A special effort was maue received, winch 

rdollar per scholar lor jdjj». '^^ \lfdin,™ "tat day- J»n ; 2 

made an average ol a dollar per pus, morning and evening 

Bro Adam Ebey and family W«e .tore for both ^rno, M wm 

services. The programs, in wh.eli tto « hole la. O^ ^ ; The 

enjoyed by every one The "^ ^ „„; thc last quarter 

date of our love least »« -^hnnl attendance was »S. ' nc 

of the year. 1926 the *«W Sjjto-gjJ »» henp Ind ., j„. 10. 

average offering was $U36.-lneima J-onii. 



B-TSoSs^y ^n"n;|£^^.='i 

Bro. Jesse Mishler pres.den. of . Ch r.sl.an ^^ KiHgdoin duri „ B 

have all resolved to do more emcicni ,_.„{„. t o be with us in 

.pirHimi upht.l'dtn'g.-Mr.""H.r,T; Frederick. Napp.nee, Ind., Jan^ 

ktln,T.r,°'eo,r,°spoS Mr.. Roy Meteler; »*;•%&«>?& 
K '\ \Z to-Sr mlni's'S IrToo^^'con'.'cnic-t.^and a special 
council":™, callS .or.tto. i'..,"^ ^f !?„ »hi.dr™ of the 
Our Christmas enler.amrnen -■ .held Die ^ ' Lsli „„ of ,„dings 

Sunday-school rendered an intereslini. (ake]l Foo , 

recitations, songs and exercises. An On "■ .^ 2J o „ r r „ iv0 , 
was also given to a evinow ami n delivered strong 

the rite. l ne suiik „ 

Roy Melrler, Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. u. „„,,,„;. c ff„,t with 

West Goshen church ,, in tto midst "'^J, ^ f.P^of cold 
Bro. I. R. Beery ol Marklc, Iud., as evange ..si . excellent: 

weather and heavy snow ..he attendance ami ■»«'«'» Go ,,., 

Sunday Bro. Beery', subjects were, God. ?«?>> Br0 B „ ty 

- Failures. At both services there was ■ WJ^J meeting, have 

Ken n,"pr^ STL" ^ ^^^ '^L^ 

^ ,r= d ,e,,efrhlv'°,f' ,ece,^"l..5 fil.een .granted -M.S. 

Clayton Ganger, Gosbcn, Ind., Jan. 16. 

IOWA 

i o a At our last business meeting at the heg.nn.ng ol 

Cedar Rap.ds.-At our last d some st cps 

the new yea, some '°«»"% b °»'""J,* r 'e r ', report showed a healthy 
laken lor new Progress. The '»"""» ™° „,e„e„t lund. An 
balance, and a splendid nest egg to >» ' P „„„,„„„,,,. The 
increased budget lor tto new year » progress, which 

atmosphere ol the whole « so nc . ,„ d „ d is f„„ c „„„. 

the church has caught, lb'. '";",,,, ,„„„ it , social lunctions, is 
ing well. The ladies Kens.n. :ton »'!,„.,„, its ,„, monthly 
doing some rea thing,. Tto Men Fe .__ ^ , 

meeting aid .plans for ^ some ^ __„,„ „,, „ ainc , The 

Se^S,,,!"' V'^nt^Cfob'' has bceo : rgan,aed 3 a„d , 
doing eveell.nt work and steps are ■»«. , tic „ ds „ «, a ,l V e S 

;;jiLr!i ,a cedr %ar -•-*»- - -- .^s 1 as 

b, writing u, and giving us tneir na 

S. Shaw, Cedar Rapids. Iowa, Jan. 15. d & ^^ 

Monroe County church met .n eoune, J ^ ■ '„„,,„. r. c ot. 

was reelected as elder lor another year, M cMohn, clerk and 

Rodabaugh, Sunday-school super.,. tenden. »«.«, preached a 
"Messenger" cortespondent Jan. ^ Bro. h McM „l,„, 

v „y good sermon on Ideals lor lhe Mew 
Blakesburg, Iowa, Jan. 13- ^^ 

■I n, , is Church and Sunday- 
Bur, Oak church me. >n council Det 18. t-hu, w ,„, 

school officer, were elected lor the eom.ng year. B J, ,„„„.. 

prciding elder; the writer, church V' ,;> ",„,;,„, <,„. reports. 

agent. Two letters were grante. \ar ... co ^ ^.^ )he 

Our little folks gave a short Christmas prog iin Japanese 

Sunday-school bom. followed h, a talk by g Wa 

„„d,nt iron McPtorson College. «'« ' ' ,;,'„„„„ Shrock 

gave u, a splendid Christmas sermon. JaJ 9 B_ 
preached lor us. As we are wittoin ^a A1 „„ d er. Burr Oak. 

having such brethren intn us. 

^LaTvL church ~~tt-Fl&l?Z£ZiX 
month of December. Bro. Ralph Kanck Thc 

u, m Dec. 1 and f^f'^0^^ Sg "ere good Bro. 
attendance and niieres '»""'?" d ; n a pleasing and per- 

Rarick preached the Word with powg^ »»' ^ ^ rf ,,,„, effort 
suasive way. T we, "'; V; „ Rarick's evo,k. Special music each 
Wc leel very Jg»'«™ p £^ T™ The interest ol the meet,ng.-Mrs. 
e , ,e F : n Iho«lteV: r Dal'„ Kan,. Jam «. ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ 

Richland Center church met n co j „„,|ee, was 

Blough in charge. At our fall «™»J '"„ „ K ,u,„,ce or buy a 
instructed to make some needed repairs o wvl] 

ne," one The bo.rf ciccula.ed a ■»'" J"/?°°%h. ouureb lund. 
supported. SI J being .ve,sub»c,.beel..h.s. ch ._ ^^.^ ( „ 

LS-Tair *Tto"ui% t O„ the church P-crty^^i, t^e 

audience.-Crace Mae Davison, Bea.t.e. Kans, J ^ ^^ 

W ,» Wichita t"u m lt bU ™"»."»' » re combined; the 
correspondent and Messenger _ age average, almost 

wrier being « d „ T \ S " '£,...*.' ••*. «°"' 
,00 each Sunday. Bro U«*rO**«^ ^ „_ The ch „„„a, 
master. On, lov. t leas, was • ^^ rf membership were re- 

program was given Dee. a Wichita, Kans., Jan. 18. 

ceived last Sunday.-E. M . l»r . . _, 

Whit. Rock ehureh me. in eou n ml w .h Bro.^S ^ ^^ 
„„. s. F. Miller our pa|.Ot, »a orda p , 

hold mee.ings April 3 to 17. «*_„ S! , dic Switrer. Lovcwell. 
license lo pteach lor another ye 

NEBRASKA ^^ 

D ve-r y Tto Sfsyr^i „V^.»i".-„"; 

president. The soe.ely "'Vlto ol S Jo"!' 1 '. M °' Thc y0U " l, , 
Snilt to be sent to Bro^ &*r.l fc S ^ ^ % Thompson, me. 
married people's class ,,t.'i Su-niav. school superintendent, re- 

5 the home ol Bro, Young .to on, a, ^ >Q ,, , 

eently for class orgamration and ~ , olh „ Sunday 

work A man and w.lc Iron, th.* ciMS J ^ regular prayer 

school pupils were baptized Thurs, »'««"/„ „ K ., „ ith Bro. Adam, 
meeting- Jan. 9 a lew o th offie <■ ^.^ he an0 ,„ t ,„g 

who is sick and unable to I « « "^ Tomorrow altemoon S. E. 

and al,o enjoyed the common.,, >•- ,e, e ,„be,culos.» san- 

Thnmpson will eonduot pr.aeh mg »" «» scrvi „ w i,h their message 
,„i„„. Our young Pe|pfo=.s.. m^ Nebr „ ,„. 15 . 
i„ song.-Mrs. S. *■■ momi Meck v>aj 

Omaha church me. » eoune J an. 11. „„,„,„,„" agent, .to 
lected elder; Bro. J. L .No rri., Ir . w>> ^ „, d _« 

wril.r. Since our last -»> Bro ^ ^ vcry mftresting 

an interesting talk on inaia- - us somc V ery in 

Christmas program^ Bro M.Kon Roye r^g^ [J in ,„„ ting ,,„. 
spiring »'^ ,;™o„,ta. N.br., Jan. 17- 



„, a fine address in the morning and an ^"^^ offering^ 
in the evening. The women and girl, ol At '~ "^.J „ iscd ,„ help 
eighty dre„es lor the India cb.ldren. Over W>J «a. b ,„ vrf 

jrs^?J?32 Sj-jiB^-a ichoef „ c , 

S^,e„\f ^•r^n'^hAnd ^Mi^on o, B ,to [ Sc^ 

h, Bro. A. C. Schuc. The even.ng devotion was .e y „p Cli enee, 
Fmmert ol the Cleveland church. The day was "en I k 

m™,he Akron church. Our pastor brought u. ^"^ c \ cte „,«„ 
"■"Xs^terS.r r^ufS' our'TA-or Bro. D J* 

S.'SSS'-. f- - ■«"'»' Sl'Tond'eriu. 2S-S^S 
program wa, rendered Dec IV. a, Mcdlord Nc her, our ar.is. 

brought to us in song "".'' "'"/,. b h ad a large part in the 
teacher, and bis class ol .n.crmed.atc boy. ^ ^ ^.^ |<>r ,„, 

program in »»'»«» P ™°nl„ed; and the young people Presented 
King; the poor were "'ne . Q ur intermediate Christian 

JiftS L. SP toe„' d reo;g"l""ed fo, more effective work for 
IT)"L%. B Ke,„, i. taking Vr ^Ve"oor. we fo-ed Sn'e 
otV inspSa iorSrinluenee .. Je Fanny £^^„^ 
t£U »", in ™»'T iV %'„,\,: oT U, yea PC Thr™P% hartoen 
„i„ in thc u,e ol the month, o in year M h ha , b „„ 

put'tiog on a contest for 'r.= ,'a.^ .hree mon.l^ ^ ^ 
gained in every way a, a result. Thy P^ rf ^ h 

work for thc Lord. Jan. * as ,, .. .. c„„ ;„ toiic and narrative. 
g a°ve a splendid program. The »«*«»! *» fining ehurcli Our 
This will also be «'"" '" ° , Bro D . H. Keller was chosen 
council meeting was held I™^ B ' .hemselve, to be Bible 

elder. Our intermediate g'"' »ave i |he (l , cad 

readers; M.0S2 rb»J>« ! '"" "?'' '"J, will endue, a week', Bible 
tfaXZJ&t&SttX Akron. Ohio. Jan. ,2. 

....;„ council Dec. 27. The following church 
ofSrweif^ed^Scmd^y-scbool. suto-injondent, ™^%£. 

"fork Leon, Dc ^'■■'""'T°z'"iJlktSi eva'ngSic service, 
N „,. ,4 Brother and Sister | Z. Smith ^ ,„e„ g ,hened 

which lasted two week,. The enure bapli ,„ ,„d ,even 

spiritually. Si«.ee„ um.e.l with the churel ;„„„„ each 

were reclaimed. Bro Cunip has he. n I "" « . „, „,. yc ., r A, 
Sunday morning and even.ng smee th. n g si€ ,. 

,be ehurel. »».-,• ^^tn 'l,™^ Ind.. Jan. ».-A.ice Mae 
De" Long. Circleville. Ohio, Jan. 17. 
Har^s Creek.^The "tomherjand hi.jd. ha^enjo^ed a real sp,,, 

leas, .he pas. two «""•, "„„ duclrf a .wo week,' meeting. The 
Ind. .came to us Jan. 3 and oono ^ rf ,„,,„, „ 

weather was unfavorable an, It tore ^ a , wayi , argCi „„, ,|,e 

the community so .hat the crowos dl urch leel, strengthened 

interest wa, good neverthele "*™fX „ mi „ g year. Bro. 
and encouraged lo fake ™ *„ J" 1 ,*, '."mons. Our young people 
Miller gave us many fin. a nd now er. o| Sun „ y sj, g er,a 

and adult departments »"'«"'« "' Sunday-school worker, are 

the ne« three months. A nurnoer oi c o„dueted by our 

taking up the ^'g'^'^S'&^'LilBi. Ohio, Jan. .8. 
pastor, Bro. D. G. Berkebilc. 

Morion-We met ,n eour ,e,l Dee 2L » D allin g er; church clerk 
elected: Sunday-school supetinlen en t. 1 »"« a „ d "Messenger" 

Mr,. Marion Blessing! corrcspu ndirn, s eer y ^. tum p , g „ ,, 
agent. Mr,. Forrest Ball.nger Dec. 26 w. : g ^ ulk >( , 

Tl,e King', Tribute. Bro. W R ' Sl y "„ B „.„,;„„ Day. The Aid 
close of the program and ^tbjed IK J A mi „ i(1 „„ y pro- 

SmU^entc't emU.ed The *™^J^XuT£ 

rirh,TS°tt\&-£r^iL*i — . <. 

J «o^ Poolnr Ridge church me, in eounci, Jan. ^Chueoh ^toers 
wc ,e elected for lhe year; Bro. J. J*^ ck ,k; Bro. Richard 

Lehman, reelected trusiee. i ire. ■ correspondent! Sunday 

Ifornish. "Messenger n«™t, '™ „„ Guthrie stayed over 

£;;5S!S-,r^.S -n,on,.-M„. G,ace B„„op. 
D ' p r; C^jnd l « e O,, ? rehe, c me. in council Dee^. 
Sunday-school officer, wee ele «d 'o' d ^ ^ ^ Vaea„o„ B.ble 
Ethel Loxley, superintendent. It »a mj installed m.o <l 

School this coming ,ummer. V 



tne. uo.s.ej, .-■ Wilier Swinger was ,>, = .—■ — -■- -- 

ehool this coming summer, Waller Mratg Fidkr ol B ,ook- 

,i„.„„ y . Beginning Thanksgiving Day u r . J ^^ „„,„„„,, 

,.,l.e, held a two week,; meeting fo r "'. ^ „, „„,. fidler's work 

The entire congregation h. 






,,ue,.ss -- program 

, sermon, were lull f ^"""'^, ""missionary offering- The 
wa, give; pa» =. >J« «™ » ^ ea *„. d through the investment 
children gave more I an ,« wn. , a „ om ,„ the n. 

„1 ouar.ers. The Aid Socle J to I pcovifc . s dcp „,„ 

dormitory a. »'f'!?"S to hold some interesting me 
just been organ.eed and «P«» ™ „ 

Catharine Roycr, Arcanum, usio, j 



OKLAHOMA 

Tho„a,.-A,ler S„„d»ysc„oo, and church service, 



: had 



NORTH CAROLINA 



-Mrs 

' lo .OLllNA 

.« h.-ld Dec. 11. Church and 

spondent. the writer A very .mere s birthd , y money lor the 
rendered by the Sunday-school Dec f- ' ■ ■ helping out 

Bsrh ^ ^v- r^ 'iiurcn- ,,--f L- 

I^B^tFto^S^--,-^" 
Welfare-Edna Lashmit, Wins. 



! 



OHIO 

e v. h.d , very interesting missionary day m 
Akron.-Our church had a 



kr T- _ °"[,h Sis", Ann" Brumbaugh 
temher witn sisici 



missionarj u "/ — 
- speaker. She gave 



Tb«»a..-A.t« Sunday-school and ^hurc ^"^^ cou „ ;,. church 
dinne r in the basemen!. At .2 ! P. M « Herndon. elder; S.ster 

B^ s'u.lm^clS;r'w iS ' Monger - r^^^ 

absence Bro. Albert .' 

Thoma,, Okla., Jan. 20. N1A 

",!,„ 7 Report, lor last year', work 

Ambler church met in council j • , lbl . various committees. 

were given by Ike chairman or treasurer, a , bu „„e,s 

^^followed an .»;« d ;S lo make .927 a success «1 
matter, ol Mr ehureh and 9^» « o „ „, *„ also was held.-Mr, 
spiritual and financial year 

Milton Eis.nhard, Ambler. Pa.. J ^ B[o „ Q . 

BrothersvJley ehureh m.i ; .n «°"^/™„ al „ retained as pastor; 

Rhode, a, elder „. charge for 19.7 He „„„„,, Beo^ C ! K. 

^JS&S&Z&Z-i - J r.to JurSata- Sf» 

S ~'e , KS-ST 9-- i S ^yS'o,' .to "ngt! 

gave two very inin« l » r i,„u,» ( l tie apl'rccialion oi >»v =■ 

ST,*,? tL^.e,„oor.CTang fo **— - tS^J 
£" .vein. a,_ Meyersdah, Their •« -« „„ b but 
.bowed the Christian cboracler an Society gave a veil 

o, „„ college they '«'"»'■ r S' t te yeirT-H. R- Knepper, Some,- 

fine report ol the work done dur,n g 

set. Pa-, Jan. "■ , . Tbc „i„iona,y offerings 

Coventry cbutch met n. conned Jan. ^ di ,„,„ d a movement 

,„ the la.t quarter '<"? ' d , ^ place a bronze table, in the town- 
n ; n atina in Bibk Class No. 1 to p.aee commandments. 

S high school on which shall be •«'" /JU «, confer (urttor 

The community welfare comn I tee »as » hci , , ht towostop. 

with the. school board and the two ,«t ^^ „ „ ,be 

l" AH CouSr indu' .rfa''scboo?"u„ before CbJ.^ ^J^, 

Pa.. Jan. 14. , Co „,i„„,d on Tage SO) 



7S 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-January 29. 1927 



IN MEMORY OF IRA J. LAPP 

(Continued Iron. Pago B> 

£«s orgi— were represent^ 

Men like Ira Lapp are sear -g **£** „,„ prac . 

organiser, outspoken opt.rfl.st, p.ntt» ™ c 

fical theologian all combined I J J diffi . 

— ^'tlsX^ -h-Kned knowing .ha, 
culty ,n carrying. He spoke yilal ncw wiy . 

of finance and skilled crafUmen .her- W-J^ ^ 
everyone, and everyone a h. -Job. 1 cause; 

^gr^^J^d'tr^issension, « — 
^r^jteaying^U^-sed^ar 

vision and un<,uenchablc sp.r,, sha, ar^sc new^ ^ 

spiritual freedom tfiatshllflower no ^ 

nacle in the near future. And, ' ,a >™ 8 , n ;, 
continue .o feed upon that 6pint am. -^ 

shall have done .ts share ,n * *« of life . 

ideals, and evangelizing: the world. Th,s tt ^ ^^ 
Wenatchee, Wash. 



MATRIMONIAL 



' eut 



that the fifty c 
ice may be appl 
-riot 
the not 



,ircd for the publication ota 

three month/ " Gospel Mcs- 
v-marriecl couple- Request should 
"sent,' and full address given. 



1, 1V-/, oro- ,, Worth) he ion. Mum. 

Mr. Ctaenc. «**»'\™i"» "^ 

SfparTnc "£.'«-».»?. &,on. Mich.-H. H. Heudrn*,, 
Alvordton. Ohio. - . . Dec 3 i 1926, 

nl!-L°S. Shivcly, Mt. Moms, 111. Market, 

D ,„u,er-P>,.lp..-By the -*-', ' r *' „d Gladys R. E* 

a fta-nX.^ M L SrZ&SSX^.. China. 

S'V»5oSo, w. s ..-a.. s . **«•*■ 1927 „ his „ ome „, 

.SSrSEfJfVS'JK S^'both o. Can.*™. I»d- 

W. C. S.incbaugh. Onward, Ind ; ^ „, ,„, 

Royor-Duncan.-D, th. undersigned 3™- * J""; %(r Aat<J „ „„,„ 

S^UTBa.^S.T-?*"^-- AUa-J. «. Bmbaker, 

• ,i„ cd a. the home o. th. bride's 

,n Winter o( Los Angeles. Calil., 

Calif.-Geo. H. Bashor. Glendora, 




GONE TO REST 

OnNov.U^wewereshocked-.hear.oun^en, 

, ,fie sudden and 1 uncxpec, d partu.o ^ ^ ^ 
Elgin of Roanoke, Va. ^ >or ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ 
and high blood pressure, but it 
was not suspected even by h.s 
own familv that his condition was 
so very critical. While sitting in 
his chair he said to his daughter, 
"The doctor may patch me up 
for a while, but your father cant 
stay with you long." Then he ex- 
pressed himself as being ready 
for the change and closed his 
eyes in death. 
Bro Elgin was born in Patrick Country. Va, Jan. 
3 ,£, He united with the Church of the Brethren 
about forty years ago and was installed into the mimstry 
about thirty-six years ago, and a few years later wa 
ordained <o the eldership. He proved ,0 he an efficen 
and influential minister and soon built up a church in h.s 
community of more than 200 members. Today the 
Sm.ths River church is a monument to h.s memory 

He was married to Martha A. Salmons about thirty 
nine years ago. To this union were born three children- 
two daughters and one son. These are left with his wife 
aori erven Grandchildren. , , 

Bro Elgin was an exceptionally congenial husband and 
.afher. ,«d was devoted to his friends, his church and to 
his God. He was also a business mam He had 1 spen 
several years as a traveling salesman which extended hs 
acquaintance and influence. Six years ago he moved to 
Roanoke where he engaged in the business of can racting^ 
He was elder of the Lynchburg church and helped the 
members of our church in that city to remodel their 
house of worship and gave them a modern place ,n which 

t0 Funerai P services by Rufus D. Bowman and the writer, 

after which he was laid to res. in the Fairv.ew cemetery. 

Roanoke, Va. C. D. Hylton. 



Win.cr-Norcmss.-By the unu 

pa,,,,.,. Dee. 31, 19*. "'«• J' 
and Verna Norcross ol Clendo 
Calil 



Calif. . 

1 F ALLEN AS LEEP_J| 

, .... e .,ii. ,,;..,, at the home of her son. David, Nov 21. 



on 



Ante. Si..er Sallie. died at Jje ".om- - ... • ~ ■ 
1925, aged 88 years 7 mon h and 2a days. Me 
preceded ber eigh.ecn year. ago. »» t an 

our conareca.on and was a beloved sister. „.,,„,, 

Sure" »> tbongb U";"'-'"' ""£*/£.« oX ton »d three 
account of rhematism. abt. is Oeek church by Brethren I. 

Kti a^Johnt ^M^t Myers, Broadway, Va. 
Buck. Bro. Darin, born near Polo I.... ^ ^mVvI..h"S 

£Sr jrsiS s?£ >»'"• ?»-*■ ?ir£: 

jiaruus to m; - ,- union were born.nve sous 

So ". E llntz InteVrnen. l» •"" Olpe eeme.e„,-L. L. Alger, 

Madison, Kans. .. iruic 

Corbin, Maxine Pa.rieia, danghler ^^f^lf SS.'S 

and 8 days, bite «ni en Church ol the Brethren. In 

1881, and soon alter nn.ted w,.i, tne h to H „, hcy . 

1919 .he lanrtly moved Iron, the Bit ■»"""', ,„ j„ th . Her 

Sister Deaven lived a »„s,s.«n. Ch . ...» " g °:„ dchi , d r,„ and 

hnsband.-lour sons and two luuanr* . . » . and inlcr _ 

"" fSV^lt".. H U ."";e',d,rE?deS John C. Z»g and A. M. 
Knbn. in eh.rge.-Mamie Ui P «. Her.hey. P.. 

eigh. ehildren preeeded her. ***"£?%%£ ,„,,, "„ serve her 
SlX'E'S »,"">• f - rcL'e"r/ Toon' £"£"« 
nenr by— Mrs. J- Vernon Spangler. 



Diehl Aaron, son ot John and Susanna 1 
,he old Diehl homestead near New Leban 
died on the same (arm Dec. 22 1926 Bi 
by apoplexy and was very sudden. Sept. 
Susanna Boomershmc. To this union w, 
daughter. He is survived by h.s w.fe 
daughters. One son, Jacob Frankl 
Forty-seven years ago Bro. Diehl 
Brethren and lived a faithful Christ 



;. 1899. he ' 



July 11. 1853, and 
death was caused 

sons and one 
_..d two grand- 
preceded" him by five days, 
lited with the Church of the 
the Eversolc 
Brookville, 



SISTERS' AID SOCIETIES 



Kf »V VVS ? Sr' i Thi. i "n, l !a»s°!h^e , ar;r,ie, < .lSd 

'^IZ'l.X^oT'S^^k ,":r™e g „n.inue P,, .o ge, some 
local reports.— Ed. 

CANTON 1LL.-We held « all-day meel.ngs with at. aserage ar- 
.endlnce o V. visi.ors. 82. On hand ,. beginning ol "?'.»»• 

cellaneous, » «?" * -.. ^t,.^!, $11.93; Annual Meeting, 

^Sin/ » d £ "S»?«.ch.r, » ehairs, S9; »u..io» d^bt 
Si- evangelist. $5; miscellaneous, 513 67. Prcsidenl, Mrs. Steve John- 
S.'; Vie-Presile,,.. Mr,. Gladys Robrer; Treasurer Mrs. Ann. 
Lehman; Scere.ary. M„. Blanche Roey, S»Perin.ende„.s Mr.. An, . 
We.terneld and Mrs. Lillian Waller.-Mr.. J. M. Johnson, Canton. 

TOLEDO. OHIO.-Ofncets: Sister Hat.on, President; .Sister Heffner, 
Vice President; Mr.. E. D. Penny, Secretary; Sts.e, Burrow. Tr« • 
nrer We held 44 all-day mee.ings; average al.endance, 5; assoeta e 
member,, S. We made 6 n«ilts, kno.ted 7 comlort.. »-« «° 
e.sni. cans SI 40- money on hand Irom las. year, $5.92; dues. S18W1. 
?„".'ed she, and pillow ease, .0 Manches.e, College; .o Alrica 
Jbit remamde, to Mission Board to apply on deb. ol church ,» 
Toledo-Mrs. E. D Penny. Toledo, Ohio. 

WEST BRANCH. ILL.-Our Aid Society ha, done good work Our- 
ing the past year. Prom our bazaar and provision sale we e'eareo 
OS.. Officer, we,, elected lor .he year, sever.l !«»>»-; «e 
alio enioyed a new experience, .ha. ol opening mile boxes we had 
tlTaride Irom ou, regular collec.ion..-M,.. S. C. Bran.n.r, Polo, IU. 



..... ; h"by".he "riler andC. G. Erbangh.-J. H. 

°DUJ, J»=ob Franklin, aged 4S years, 2 months ind «■ day., died 

Dec 1 1926, Iron, injuries received when he was .hro„„ trorr, a 
"J',,,.,; occurring several hours alter his . horses ^ ran away. 
« ' ni hi uni Z w ill. Hie Church ol .he Bre.hren when he wa. 
Fen year, old ano. remained a lai.blul member un.il three year, ago 
l„ • ■ sitb the Old O.der Brethren. He ,s survived by h, 
when he unitcu .',„.,. anl , , farn ily one sister having preceded 

lather, mo. he,, one bro he and a Ian dy .»^ ^ ^ riicr 

rvkToS .M™".d Order Bre,hre„.-J. H. Root, Brookvd.e, 



Ohio 



Mary M-. of the Green Mt. congrcgr 
iVe'home o! her daughter, Sister Homes ] 
had been a member of the church for 



:ion, died Jan. 2, 1927. 
ridges, aged 74 ye.-irs. 
had 



iailina. health for 
some months ago. She leaves 
Mennonite church by Brethr 
Myers, Harrisonburg, Va. 

Fox, Sister Rebecca Ann. 

Fox, dTcd at the home of J 

igcd 71 years. 3 



• cnurcn lor hmhj / •.<•■— — - - -- 
il years and called for the anointing 
,o daughters. Services at Mt. Clinton 
p I. and S. L. Garber.-Mrs. D. C 



Hughs. 
. son. Johr 
and 14 days 



i(e of the late John W. 
Oliver Fox, near Albany. 
survived by fou 



ch.ldro 
She unit 



„„„ daughters, one son having died i 
;, the Church oE the Brethren at Hickory Gr 
ago nad this has been her home church ever since. 
,„*■ by the writer. Interment in the Pennville cemetery. 
—J S Zigler. Portland, Ind. 

Griffi.h, Bro. Noah, born near Belief, N C. July 3, 1874 the «o» 
„( Marcus and Ril. Bradehan Griffi.h. died near hi. home ^ "'• 

Tenn., Aug. 20, 1926. While working ,n Ihc Held he «.. "»'■»«» 
killed by a stroke ol lightning. Nov. S. 1893, he married Hannal. 
A I rilev To this union were born seven daughter, and live sons 
fwooi whom preceded him. He took much inter... in Sunday-school 
and church affairs. He was always seen at hi, place in el. urch. Me 
was ghd to serve in .he lulles. capacity in any lorm ol worship 
approved ,1 God. He wa, elected to the office ol deacon and served 
in that capacity until his death Funeral a Beaver Creek church 
near hi. home by Bro. R. B. Pri.chetl and Bro. J. II. >?"«»»■ 
Interment in .he ceme.ery near by.-Mrs. J. Vernon Spangler, Knox- 
ville, Tenn. 



Co,.nicW., John Franklyn younges t son of J » ^ m „ ried 

Grossniekle, was born near Edenton. Ohio, Mjj. ■ ^ „„„,, 

Maggie Pringle I»»= >»• » T '? S „ „ Fi ler was holding his 

offh. Bre.hren Dec. .5. 19M, "J"^™ ^e,!. invalid lor several 

S'» ^u a d'ea.h r c.,n;'^t U ' Hi. .... ™^™ |°T 
muni.y. He leave, an aged- ,.,le and • > . ^ by Eld. John 

., th. ho.ne ol hi, daughter, Mr.. C* J™ ,| M „ ony Ap ,i| 5 . 
92 years, 2 mon.hs and 22 days. «»■ bor „ ,„ children, 

18SS, who preceded l„,n ... "»^> :„ |[k ,,|,,i,e„, eighty-three grea.- 
,is of whom survive with hit. »vc B ... Hc united with 

grandchildren and three «rea "Bre. -gyan.l h .1. ~ mmJ 

f„e Cure,, ol ,l,e gj^^jg home Service, by Bro. L. H. 
i2b" ! a< k ;r,eTe,hrerr'ehure„:' Buria, in .ho Paye.te ceme.ery.-Sam 
Bollinger. Payette, Idaho. Btabrtk Shelly. 

Hoffn, Eli.abc.h Shelly, ^'"^ .f^bon.. .1 her daughter 
wis born in Blair Co.. la., anti ul ^" , fl . v( . nrs a months and 

"ar Grundy Center, low., °^^^L "„? I'LuVw". married 
23 days. She ean.e west to Sh. - ■ cCe ,, rf he ,„ d„,h 

,o Henry Hoffa, Dee. 7. 186. Iter .. t c<> ,„,„, 

July 29, 1902 In the W »» 3 f « ?™° tiae , h . winter, spen, 
which ha, been her borne tor » » „e-b,o.l,er and two 

about Fresno, Cahl S < ,'"",, ,„„ „„,„. grandchildren. She was 
sisters, twen.y g'»»f» b J»"" »°J "° „,* B rcihren since womanhood. 
. lai.hlul member ol the Church »( ._ ^ ,„„„„ 

KaAirs'Ji* ^ * r, k .xrk'»" r.rrv.ee s .°™y 

SS^E S£5'« ,he".Scr , Src...-Ru.h Messcr. G,»„dy 

C H^r Catherine of the Green Mt. "Xr'&S, 'SS ■ 
,926, a. .he home ol her brot ^j/^iiS Chris, a. the age ol 
year,. 11 months and 8 da,, She -»ec»J ,„ rcn ,, in i„ g days 

eighty years. Tins afforded her rnucl. jojr . ^ i>B1 

oi"ber lile; she also called for he jno.» U »B. SM^^ p j _„, s L . 
G"*r b In,.rm„. S ih V '",: homc'cenreUrZ-Mrs. D. C. My.r,, Har- 

Dec. 31. 1926. aged ^ years 11 n.on. b. and » ^ ,„„, 

Andrew T Inks Oct. 9. « «^3 her. She joined .he 
and lour daughters, three ol »om 1 Uvrf faithIul u „„i 

Church o! .he Brethren :U a ^'> « « ' c ,,i|dr,„. fil.y-ninc grand- 
,he end. She leaves he b. sban . ten w<> brolhc „. 

children, twenty-two B reat-giandchildren, 

-L^nll'-irs^arP^daughtcr n^obe, -t £-, Berry, 

Jr^l^^layT^^. r c,de» son s o! Mr^M. 
ffSTiS "SlaS-mf ^orth H.n., rr un.d hi.^.b. 
She came to New Crl„ < -and u.^be g .to ^^ ^ a<lmU , rf 

she wa. unable to care lor her.ell . u ^ ber , wo 

into the county home »e»r DorincllsVlUe, "»"■ ' New Carli ,| c 

bro.hers-in-law and ,he,r lamilie^ S '"«» ohi „. 

church by .he wr,.er.-D. S. Dr.dg » d . rf ,„ ,. . 

McCUnahnn, Samuel Z., born near «««" , „ „ g mo „,b, 

*««• "° m H e c v„".l,'e° n son SThn and Mary McCanahan. In 
and 28 days. . He was tie son e, J Nowell n Washington 

young manhood he married 1 » " ««' »»» Soo „ ,„„ 

County, Md.. who preceded h„n.»e.tj^ >»e y e t .__ Q 

.heir marriage they came ^ Dto te JgJ^i., „« a lai.hlul 

church but wa, an upright citiaen He ''"""'" having preceded 

s. "sir ^^f r^ y ^.rrir i»' ;»: 

M.F«l»d, Sister Esther nee Crawlord. ^ °'- 'i,^'* „„ E „. 
SO years. 5 month, and 14 day.. Sbe .. »»™> J B E M . 

si« children, lour brothers and o„ „«,. ^ JJ^ fa ,_, 
Detwilcr in the Everett Lliurcn ot ; j»c 
Providence cemetery -Nancy La.hley, Everett, la. 

ts „• ,r-,..,1 born near loncsboro, Icnn . t-en. 10, 
Mdler, Sister Delia (Cars.) born n <» J. Houston, near 

,867. died .1 the home o(_ Jf^g,-f^' F Miller Jan. 14, 1900. 
Niola, Tenn.. Jan. 2. 1927 Me marrico jo .ightcen 

Her health had been f.llM .he tat five J"™^,, , ot teek.. 
month, she was practically helpless an was unc sta 

She «», eared lor during he, la., .line.. 1 > "« „„ ,;„„ 

n„r,woZo!S°1,,.1^',L"chu,ch o, .he B,e,h,e» m early 

N Mirs:^::C i .« / -^tr- 2 ,-^,;'srL.!Ser: 
^s£?J^tasa tr^^^K; 

S I 1-.. IW. Miller at Green Mt. church. I»te™e»t .u 

P.,„.o„. Thom ? , ig ,r,.i.». born^r. -- ^.^arrS 
Dec 14 1889. Seven orphan children were raised 
89' they moved to Kearney. Nebr.. farming lor 
"'The family moved into Kearney in -'where 
sided. Oct. 12. 1926, Bro. Petersen united wnh 
„c Brethren in which faith he lound much .oy. He 
7. j *i,„ t „i,,»nn rhurch later joining the Lnns- 

-r»lf ffSJlt '."e I^-r ^""SvLr-om 
H^BuB^a^^e,^ 

"'^old., Sis.er Rebecca tB-gj-^* T^ly^Tm'iho.d 

April 22 1845. She moved »"*»»„ in ,^7. July 14. 

ld€IL€£HeESHa.sS 

. strong believe, in ,he —. ta™. -ei.ed «- «. £J 
S=,^f ^ eveealVs. ^e died Dee. 30,^^. 

H^a3-r ; £ri^^^.%s 

-L. N. Kin.ie, Salem, Va. 

Rowland, Sarah J., died ., her home ! ° P »" d ™f '^ 'JJ™! 
r „ 70 years 1, mon.h. .»d .9 day. She ".sjl^daugh, e,^ 

C^'a-nd 5 '," y" SST5 ^S%tb 7^' ££ 
H"rh d o:" C in T p b a7adr„r S°.p?"l "Ta.'^e.l.br'.'.ed .heir fil.ie.h 
wedding ,nn°«.r.ary! Th.y'h.d lour children, three ol whom are 
living fnd reside in Calilornia. Bro. Rowland survive, and .. .Cve 



Nina M. Magneson 
in this home. In 
nearly thirty years 
they have since r 
the Church ol the 



inlancy 



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79 



„ * „o, k ., ». H-. S -j- -sisrsrias ass: 

at the age of twenty-two and lived a laiintui am. Service by 

r. ti,. K„,lv will lie taken to Lanark later tor DUrltu. a«""-° ' 
Ite wS'r Wristed [by lEShr™ W. E. Trostle and S. I. Newcomer- 
C. C. Kindy, Pasadena, Calif. 

three days. She vva warned Marcn , ^ ^ R R ^ us 

who preceded her tcb. /, "».. oii<- >•• = «;,i T vivinE are 

in ISM, who also preceded her about one , ear .i«o. S, urv 8 

""i"? t" 1 So S"ctuU.^lh f£ »d. Mr?"^ Mr.. Raeu. 

by the writer.-R. F. Hitter, Wenatchec, Wash. 

m..„ Fliiibcth nee Bcpp. was hotn April 17, ISM, near 

v^h'Tt Sero""s C " xf Mr' and Mr, Serosa. . «. 



lm daughter. Mr. 
i. Seroggs had made 



brothers. 



children, four of "whom survive, thre. 
Scrogga died in 1919 and since that . 
her home with her daughter. Mrs. Ur 
also survived by nine grandchildren o 

oi im. "I"""- 1 c w __ a (rood Christian womjn 

Warrensburg church. Mrs. Scruggs was b tj„„__,i <= P rvices 

B ^.eTr r,,Ie Se-^^'etoreh.' 'kiT E 5e"e e a' «W S £ 
B.,M f™ to IS ft ta th= Centcrvicw cemeterV.-Chri.tine 
Moh.er. W.rrensburr, Mo ^ o( ^ 

E «.T„T' StTcarn e to lUno" w,,h her' parent, a! the a B e o. nine 

^r'rt,d s n:er" n st^... -»™ /— ^ ",n»:tr S- 

her life were spent u ■»" ' She was ma »/,„ Frl .„ Speneer Jan. 
S^" One^d'H I? S, En,™ Lila *«*-*. 
ol La Verne, Calif.. Frederick JMtam an * Ctoto ^ survi „ 
|K"Senr^T"; [ £;P- / , the Ch„, ? o, «, r Bre,hr„ 

Sta'ciiuS. ''Sh"- ( ,'d C aT"he° n h.na i e .1 he, dauehte, and was 
ST. »S«,li., .or •.-tsidfe^eS'' VZli se"°"es S eS 
LSh^rA'KeS"^ .he writer In ,he S,er„„ E churfch 
-S. S. Blough, Sterling, 111. 
Stern Sister Alice Shank, wi(e ol John Stern dred Dec 
i «|' ,,;, She is survived by her husband, one son .... 
aged 61 years She is survi u i co „ u , lio „ f or several year 

JL^tTde ^^"nrctcry 1 ^: ^Mi,,.,, Eli.abe.h.o,,. 



31, 1926, = 



Pa 



.... n.. "«™ of Eld. Wm. E. and Nancy St 



the 



rethren Chu 



ch 



,rily 



i life 



He 1< 



Hid fo 






kle 

brotl 
ago. I 
the St 



his 



, six 



„Ie moved u 
v. Hugo Beyc 
nford cemetery 



St 



wu daughter, 
;amford, S. Dak., from Ml! 
inducted the funeral service 
N A. Keller, Leonard, Mo. 

, i a .,„i.t-.- nl Tinniel D and Hannah 

with Elder" t' E.' George and William Hess in charge.-Neal White- 
head, Goshcn. tod. ^ ^ ^ 

,rinm She was the daughter ol Eld. 
/as a devout worker, a seamstress like 
t ten year, ago she went to Bethany 
to prepare lor mission work, but later 
-'iryland. For the past lour years 



Whitmore, Orpha May, was 
at the Maryland State Sanati 
and Mrs. Calvin Byers. She . 
Dorcas, beloved by all. Abou 
Bible School for several years 
married and moved back to 



in poor"hcal~h"," but she bore her .»«»■-• - 

he, mother, two brother, and two ■'»«■■ ™~™ \ Ro „ b „d, 
held on Dee. IS at Longmeadow chttreh by •*■. M. « 

tt*J£^^ K *£~~!% b ker Wine 

Sad S £3 two morTday, h. would have been "J-*-^ 
°^ ttr^rff 'r^f f SJr^,o„ at^gewaje, 
MLf th^^nSKith L ~'°«£^ ft*ES 

large group ol Irtcnds Me , rf G L w „ le , 
',b°. B a,u;eh BO ol V Z"LZV"l Mt. M.rr„.-Ma, y S.oner Wtn. 
Ml. Morris, 111. 



The Church of the Brethren 



nerly Called Dunkera 



the eighteenth cen- 
of the Pictistic move- 



1 Thii body of Chriitiana originated 
tur'y, the church being a natural outgro 
ment following the Reformation. 

2. Firmly accept, and teaehe, the ■»J™S J f~J*£ & 

s^sr. tu'iyn. sr.&' ^^"; h hoa' , YSn i ;,on^nd 

„r hi, »t°»f»^f hl . b ';.,™°"nd resurrection, both 'ol the ju,t and 
un'S'lJoht IX » ?'l The,.. 4: .3-18). . 

3 Observe, the lol.owing New Teamen, n...: : B,pj,.m of fi » V 
tent believer, by trine immersion lor trie r ■ 

time, talents and money (Matt. 25 »«.»»« 
leas widows, poor, sick and aged [Acts 6. 1-7). 

pergonal and industrial controver.. _ (Mat, I ^ g 

temperance m al thing, tT.tus 2 2 "'^ ,,, „ iM 

to law, "Pec.ally »«»'"" »»' ( ^ br „; "ne Scriptural rea.on (Matt 
»"»".";, 5?""" "oat™ Salt S: 1M7: James I, ,2) ; member.hip 

^rr^srti'Tiier i 1 . S t : ^ : 2 ""-^onS h, r" s d : 

^'va'g.nt'Tndirnriodlsrdie, 5 , (1 Vim. 2: ...0, 1 Pe.er 3: 1-6) 

6. Labor, earne,tly in harmony with the Great Comm.,,K,n lor 

believer (Matt. 28: 18-20: Mark 16: 15. 16; 2 Cor. 3. IB). 

7. Maintain, the New Te.tament a. it. only creed in harmony 
with which the above briel doctrinal statement is made. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



Official Organ ©1 the Ct 







(Continue* 1 !■"■•■ 

__ „„d„ed by II" Sundays'lmcl 

Everett.— Christmas exercises were re . hf meeting 

n„ " The lourihquar.crly council washed "« The 

waV devoted largely to «« <^™« °'j$£, ' S.V— ■■• 
reorganization wa 



slightly 

n. The 



.•.nation « « ^, talgjV Th- «g™»' ^ ™ 

changed by the election ol . *°*'« ,,,„„„„ o( ,„ c .own .n 

local ehnrch SMO^ , 1, Pr yer the pastors eXchaWfini! P»lP'« 
,he observance ol the Week ol Prayer t n ^ £ ^^ „ 

„» both Sunday evenings. Rev lurn er ^ vwj bd| , (u| 

Rev. Schcet, ol the Kelortncd church e» = n ^ ^8 .^ ,, 

srjs its. srr&gj 5s-,i:t-5S.,« 

Volunteer Band ol Juniata College »tll render i „j 

Bro t" T . Myers .ill conduct a Bib c ^'^ei. church dircc 

S '-r.«'" '".* P~«" °< .»■«-"»- 

tory, the " rst '"' . n T _ n 14 

Nancy Lashley. Everett. Pa. J. n. • ^^ „,„,, , 

Fairview (Georges Creek! .-Nov. UK I * d „ fi „ u ik, 

lunula College had charge ol the prcaciii.ig „ndcrcd by the 

along missionary hues. A surprtj. P™«r ™ ™„ w „ „ :„,,.„- 
young people's class on Thanksgiving cs „ gc „„al council on 

,i„n to all We met in conned Dec 13. a so m g [M ,J: 

kC Year's. Officer, lor church and S™m^j» ^ 
the writer, "Messenger agent ana c ^ Mc rryman. president 
Cover. Sunday-school ,uper,,.len.le«. ""^ „„,. j. E . W hi,acre. 
ol Christian Workers; °°' ,™ Christmas program consisting ol songs 
2d 5SS1K wiS'a Pagej... *j£»S*"3 ^".ve 
..San, Grove Our pastor. Br. Jesse ~' tays found « 
rpc V ,'."'oi"du,y 1 ".'l,d irvic..lGr.c. Merryman, Ma.on.ow, P., 

^ Tr—ln spite '[^^J^* ET^Sft 

»,,-. r=g M|4 - "v^rSdr-^i: 

feting, in the evening were reel > ™ d e«; ™« >» ^ 

are especially interested in «'■•»«» *">'",' '„„,,,. slu dv.-Sus.n J- 

of the evening sermon was the 

Famous, Boy.rslord. Pa.. Jan. 17 a , 

HunBngdom-The Sunday.choo gave a a wb«. g,^ 
the Christmas exerc.se, $200 '7"' ^Jour pastor. Bro. Static 
started by a watch meeting ejWJ »J Th[ tV ,urch „d 

„ consisted of a social period ■ > c . Elli ,. Tta « 

S,und„-,chool officers we,e m , . J* JgL^ „, whIeh ,he Sunday- 
iSduded our new Board ol t-"™""" , a „j ,]« ,lder are 

school superintendent Frank J"™"' ,",„„,„ b, Bro. Spenser 

India The mid-week prayer meetings are I 1B ,„„i„ g Feb 

™;:,1 ,. be conducted *t£J^£% ^° the homes' 1 so.n.-Mrs. 
6 We will also begin prayer meetings 

C. C. Ellis. Huntingdon. Pa., Jan. ir. „„_,. Guyer pre- 

Koont. church me. in eou.eil I-lJ*. »"„ S'TdlliSs" 't.ic 
siding. All lormer ofneers »'" Edwards, our pastor, to 

church unanimously voted (far to). E |^»- ^ ,,„„„ B „. Jason 
Str ",up h c,",en dcnr o( h "h, yC Sunda,.schoo,.-Henry Koon.a, New 

E M """eon^'rega'tion mel in council a, the Diamonds* *««^™J 

"T" 8 Offi. "° Acted lor the coming year are .)*•■ 

Edei w\.M^rs A clerk. Jacob l i Fyockicor,c.po„d,„ E g d ,ec.Ury. 

Catherine Fyoek Delegate, "J°*»*J£ "J„ to secure the 
Myers and J. W- Fyoek- «W^* „ B f „„, c . „. Wakeman 
services of a pastor. Since the '«'K"» illlr0 „, once in two 

« have '» ™ 'J™,: T1 « Sunday-school at Purchase 
weeks by our elder. \\ ft- M> "f ., Th at ,cndancc and interest 
Line gave a Christmas program Dc . «• ' „ in spile ol , h e 

^reoSon^;ue ri d r E 8 sa »-. -• j- ■»■ 

Pbdadelphi. ,rtr„l r -0«r white gi, -ri. .*- — »£ '?J y * 

vshite and laid them on the altar. The money «» ^^ 

College; So to China; ,22 to Ivea h toyj jlso d ,„„ er 

$40; to the poor. $482x The scgctanie . Christmas spirit was 

basket., were distributed to the. rteeuy. The L ,r, p b b 

cried throughout the whole progiarn " ° n .., > Hc h „ b( .c„ 

Ludwick with his family are leaving lo _ Lake and ha ^ 

supplying the pulpjt ar «'"»■»; ™; ^ '"'« „ in the spring they 

Sjre, ,'"m"Lp1df tie d pu,,l!^^Vm. H. B. SchneU. Phi.a- 

'tu^.l'churTh mc, in ^Pccial council Dg , for •*££»•< 
electing church officers. Our pastor. Bro Hoover, w, ^ k 

We had service, on Thanksgiving ever, «« an g rf 

for world-wide missions. At our (.linstrrias prug decided 

C88 wa, given for the ntf' A™' »»»f "Jj f'^K,. The 
to refinisb and varnish tne in defray the cost ol 

£tKL*S yS?3 in.., media l ,c r c, , a O ,se h , C,P ba,e aW reading 



, • i ,, Ifi In tlie afternoon hnptisnt 
^S^^^f g ^ S ^°nl,ed"lo?^ 

We need your prayers ami more wr itcr and lamily nave 

„c enjoyed during the summer of lW- »„,„(,„ „«™d with 
;«,:, mile, one way to e hurcb o cr fern ^^ ^.^ ou , „, 
s„ow and ice; husband and ■ a"k ■ e ,, 

scventeen-Lillie B. Homer. <=' » rf> '";' 4 >vhc „ offi cer. lor 

rveW^.r.o7.rBr^ s« zsz&zr, 

the Sunday-school gave » P'"'". 1 ™ S „,„„set church, 
by all present. It was repeater, in 
„ y r both place, was «-*» 
foreign missionaries. The com), 
which was rendered Christmas 
' Pa., Jan- 13. . ; . decided to do some 

West Or-n T^yAt our counciUan. 6^, ? 

"riou, house,; Bro Deny Remhohl Green ccmtij ouf ^ 

Brother and Sister John Shank. 
Pa Jan. 13. , 

We,tmon..-A lather and ^ mother we 

'" ""''"t.'a.TS™ be or" Thanksgiving^ Th. 
bcrger. on Sunday eyeiunsr h Seekers Class also 

CJO was lor world-wide rn.ssio ns. l»e [r canvasl w „ ma de 

remembered a poor ^ amdy. A, y^ rf „i„c team, lor 

recently. Our pastor was caps pledged. Th, 

, ta solicitation. Our budget Of i^Cttl fcy , .... 

Christmas program, rende red D c. ». chiM . . 

h„„,e. A white IJ.Il »»» *J« » ? c ,„ s , lso rc member.d a poor 
worthy family wa, remembe ren c taTe , good b „dy 

family .1 WUpen w.,1, a load o^ goo, g ;„„„„„„ ,„v,c, 

„i organired worker, lor PL, . IXc- - ." ' . , d ; n „ m „,t impresuve 
?„, church and Sunday-school oft e eondu , ^ Sun(Jay . 

by Bro. Paul Bummel o^M.pb; Spn,^ ^ ^ ^^ 

in the latter part of April 
Johnstown, Pa.. Jan- 5. 



Y. P- D., organized 
. Sowers. Va., 



,„s enjoyed 
Tlie offering 
will be used to support our 
repared a very good program 
Irs A G. Maust, Sipesville. 



Clayton Brencman, Flor: 

, received by baptism "™'^; 
fering of 



vcll-filled 



or "taSi. o f 8 Ma>,-Wm. H. H»«m. 



VIRGINIA 



Bassctt Mission (Mt. 1 
hold a series of meeting 
little mission have given 
Y P. D. gives an inter. 
Bro. I. M. Haynes, our 
into more home 



expecting Bro. Jarboe to 
(■„„»„,... m-mbers of our 
i the spring. Seventeen m.mn-rs 
total of S210 for church equipment. Uur 
ng program every third Sunday "enmg 
J-iuT." agent, »*J^%S£ 



■j , ^( rhristi..n Workers,— Mamie K. 
Br0 . Mark Wampler. president of Chnst.an 
Myers, Broadway. Va., Jan. u. serkg - ( nlEct i n g S 

J?Bt rSs^^,3£ted; b, iro. J^^S-^ ^ 

"SV .«crJ«4.o through hi, earnest effor . T wo yo» ^ 

? me out on .be Lord's ■* "J,f ^ ,* *?S«d for the ensuing 

"" lto l i , h ,: t d i»tTe b n r 'ele*' "nrc: C. C. Peed, S_u„day-.c 

SVlinUnd",,; .correspondent ....,"1- -^ usi 

in May. is getting along nicely. 

I»». 1- ... riiristmas was splendidly brought 

Revoke (Central).-Th, , sp.r, , of Cl,r„> mM chrisl by th 

out io our iwo P'°»;;""'. If' p °' D ., and on Sunday by the eho.r 
primaries. Junior League and Y. I. £, an<1 „ ffcr,„g 

S, a sacred canta.a. Baskets were taken t [|nsKl „, ,„, So „day- 

of $55.86 for missions was g.s " M >; , to lhe members 

school. Brother and Sister S ^S^J"'„„ ba and a large number 
and friends of the church or. New yea a^ ^ con|(rcgillio „,i business 
enjoyed their hospitably. Jan u hi QUr unmber has 

and social mee.ing "^^'i',« I greatly encouraged. Two years 
increased from 178 to 281 and we teet i ) cho0 i auditorium of 

,„„ we had our first ser.ice in me church, which was 

u ; ; v ; w "cburcb. a»« .tojj. ™ .,. . "..i t» .>.= u«i»»7 

Ssyo.OM. has been almost hall patd w inc „,„ d ,„ thirty or more 
Sont twenty titters »h. b number » ^^ ard 

Our church school has also grown ( d , he sc hool 

SliguJu."' Education is to _ K ^'^ mcllods. A call goes 
i, to be graded aocnrding to • O ,di„ation ol Is«o ol our 

Irom our congregation .0 th< ttrt" ^ „. Pric e Hylton.- 

minister, to the eldershtp-J. _ Alien 

Mr,. P. E. Faw. Roanoke. V.-, )»„_ _. „ 

S^crvill. church met " <°««^ g ',„,!.%.». Sunday-.chool 

reelected elder in charge for the co m g V ^ Various report, 

rooms have been completed in th l> a m ' e „ btrsWp i, as follows; 

were made by the different officers. Our^m^ ^.^ dari „ g , he 

rtr^SrSi- b-rrieeSf ol s^ 

old folks' singmg will be »"" M 

G. Argenbright. Bndgewater. \a. jan mecting , closed I Jan. 

Wmnnt Grove.-A very »"'«J rj.y, holding two services 
,0, Bro. J. R Jaetson came on C hr in. y ^ ^ „ , 

that day. He very ably conducted eaeb se vo scrmo „, was 

Ifall J.he very las. sermon A total. =1 J^ „ ,he church 
delivered, sixteen home, Vis. '" , ( , ,, urinE , he revival .t was 

made through baptism^ A a counc s „ lurd ,, i„ April.-A. F. 

decided to hold our love .ease 
Lewis. Taylors Valley. Vs., jan- 



ycr 



than 



for Chrism 



-Laura Nolen, 



s'chooT'gave a„ interesting progr. 

^ t churc,,- met in yearly council Dcc^ The variou, 

S=ffi= X aPP^ed^ r^ |u t h u The = t 

Sunday-school and began the > ear with " c w decided ,„ g et 

\t new tymn C a?'?or oteb^eb -Mrs- d"c Myers, Harrisonburg, 

V "Lfovm. Cr-k-Our Sunday-school gave a P»^™^» ™ 
S,d 5 rr%u".eH h ; Ch cou W »"ci."D"e. r J , We will .ake an offering for 
Bethany Bible School in the near future Bw. gjP^Wdl^^. 
S j."' 1 Wim^'wfs Slee'te" tu,?d„ - school superintendent and 



WASHINGTON 

"1 in December to reorganize. 
Richland Valley church met in counc „ year; Bro. 

Bro. Erra Whisler was "''"'"^^ „,, c „, ; Wm. Damron. Christian 
Ayres Perkins, Sunday-school suy urin.en ^ ^ ^ ^^^ ,„ 
Workers' president. " e arc « o| oor m „„ori po.nts 

home church which we plarf to exta evangelist- We w. 11 

la.cr Bro. W. H. Tigncr ol Lbeweian n s ^ SmdM . sc „„ l, 

have a love feast at the, •!•"« ™ ' d ^rest and growing at- 

" d°" •t./cD,l.S..r,W.*'. Jan. «- 
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Editorial— 

The Jewish Question 

The Mind Is the Thing -■ 

Being in Christ 

Among the Churches 

Around the World 

The Quiet Hour (R. H. M.) 

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My Witnesses— No. 3 

Tobacco and False Economy. 



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A Song of Faith (Poem) 



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EDITORIAL. 



The Jewish Question 

Another intellectual obstacle to the progress of the 
Kingdom is the obsession that the fortunes of nations, 
of one nation in particular, have been so fixed by divine 
decree that they can not be changed, that these for- 
tunes have been forecast in the Scriptures, and that 
a very important part of our business in the world is 
to interpret these forecasts correctly so that we do not 
foolishly waste our time and strength in trying to ac- 
complish the impossible. 

It is of course the nation Israel, later called the 
Jews though the two terms were not originally co- 
extensive, that holds the center of the stage in th.s 
program. The great purpose of Bible study is to 
discover what it teaches about the future of the Jews. 
Indeed the whole course of Kingdom progress, the 
place and mission of the church and of Christianity 
are conceived as so bound up with this problem that 
nothing of value can be done until that is settled. 
What about the Jews thus becomes as live an issue in 
practical theology as it is in Henry Ford's philosophy 
of national prosperity. 

Some thirty years ago we heard Bro. John Wise of 
sacred memory tell a story of his boyhood which illus- 
trates this point, though he told it for quite another 
purpose. He was speaking in a ministerial meeting on 
the importance of conducting the opening devotions in 
public worship in an edifying manner. He recalled 
one occasion when a good brother had prayed so long 
that he. young Wise, fell asleep. Waking suddenly 
with a start he whispered to the boy friend who was 
kneeling -by his side, "Is he done?" . O no an- 
swered his companion, "he's not through with the 
Jews yet." 

You see the Jews, so vitally concerned in the general 
scheme of human redemption, had to be taken care 
of properly before the right approach could be made 
to present needs. The basis of this feeling was pri- 
marily the original promise to Abraham and second- 
arily the large place given to the Jews in some of the 
New Testament epistles, especially Romans. But 
along with all this is another strain of teaching clearly 
showing the purpose of God in his relations with the 
Jews and with all the nations of the earth. And this 
ha, been strangely overlooked by many devout Chris- 
tians who still have so much trouble with the Jews that 
it becomes a hindrance to their own spiritual peace 



as well as to their usefulness in the extension of the 
Kingdom. 

The main idea in this most important thread ot 
truth is that the offers of God's mercy are open to all 
nations on the same terms, that in every nation he that 
feareth God and worketh righteousness is acceptable 
to him, and that the way is open therefore to any 
person of any nation under heaven to seek and to find 
the favor of God, and to lead others to do the same, 
without any reference to what the Jews or anybody 
else may do about it. There is no necessity for settling 
any other problem before settling that of our own op- 
portunity and responsibility. 

How it came about that the nation Israel had that 
special genius for religion which enabled it to be such 
an instrument of divine revelation as no other nation 
was is a part of that impenetrable wall of mystery con- 
cerning ultimate processes against which sensible men 
do not batter out their brains to no purpose. But 
neither the answer to that question nor anything con- 
nected with the future of this remarkable people, can 
have any bearing on present Christian obligations, for 
the reason given in the preceding paragraph. 

The little book of Jonah is a classic Old Testament 
vindication of this principle. How much the Ninevites 
knew about the Jewish question we do not know. 
Probably nothing at all. The one and only thing 
they did need to do was to repent of their own sins. 

Suppose we grant, reasoned Amos with the Beth- 
elites that Israel is the only people Jehovah is in- 
terested in. Will he not hold us to a stricter reckon- 
ing? But as a matter of fact we are not alone in his 
.concern. True enough, he brought Israel out of 
Egypt. But so did he bring the Philistines from 
Caphtor and the Syrians from Kir. They are Je- 
hovah's people too (Amos 9: 7). "Are ye not as 
the children of the Ethiopians unto me. O ye ch.ldren 

of Israel?" . 

That was strange doctrine for those days. It is 
strange to some people yet. They do not know that 
so far as respects welcome into the fellowship of God, 
the nations all look alike to him. They do not know 
that except as responsibility is commensurate with 
opportunity, no nation, not even Israel, has any pre- 
eminence over any other. And so they hesitate to 
throw themselves whole-heartedly into any program 
for bringing in the Kingdom. Maybe it isn't the right 
time for it. Maybe it is the Jews' time next. Or 
maybe it isn't. Anyway we must be careful not to 
short circuit the plans of God ! 

Yes we know about Romans eleven. And we hope 
the dear people of Paul's day who were so harassed by 
the Judaizers and their everlasting insistence on 
thrusting the Jewish question into the faces of the 
Gentiles-we hope they at least got Paul s mam point 
that they would better leave God's unsearchable judg- 
ments and untraceable ways to him. while they gave 
themselves to renewing their minds and presenting 
their bodies as a living sacrifice. We hope too, tha 
they did not overlook the second chapter in which Pan 
so emphatically declare* that "there is no respect of 
persons with God," that Jew and Greek are alike an- 
swerable to him for their choice of good or evil, that 
he is the true Jew after all |' who is one inwardly 
and that the only circumcision of value ' is that ot 
the heart, in the spirit not in the letter.' 

But whether the Romans and other Gent.les of 
Paul's day learned their lesson well or not, there is far 
less excuse for us than for them, if we do not learn 
ours. How we ourselves may be " true Jews and 
so become heirs to the covenant with Abraham-that 
is one aspect of the Jewish question that ought to 
concern us deeply. How we may help the blood-born 
Jews of the present day to join all other nations in 



bringing forth fruit worthy of repentance, is another. 
These are two vital phases of the problem. Here is 
the real Jewish question for our day. When we settle 
that the Kingdom of heaven will be closer than " at 
hand." 



The Mind Is the Thing 

In one of his most interesting letters Paul writes 
of an imaginary somebody who was " vainly puffed 
up by his fleshly mind." He exhorts his readers not 
to let him rob them of their prize. It is in the midst of 
a warning against a curious perversion of true Chns- 
tion faith and practice, a type of religion winch 
seems to be a combination of legalism and asceticism 
(Col 2:16-23). Citing various observances and or- 
dinances, some distinctly Judaistic and some ascetic, 
he says they have " a show of wisdom " but it is a 
show only because they are " not of any value against 
the indulgence of the flesh." 

The trouble is these measures, radical as they are 
(Paul speaks of their " severity to the body "), do not 
change the mind. The man who was propagating this 
heresy had a " fleshly mind " himself. His rigid pro- 
gram was worthless because it dealt with the body only. 
His own mind was " fleshly " and the mind of his 
adherents was likely to be " fleshly " also. 

Paul seemed never able to find adjectives strong 
enough to express his abhorrence of that kind of reli- 
gion It aimed to make right living doubly sure by 
specifying it so plainly and minutely that no one could 
mistake it. But the root of the mischief it left un- 
touched. That root was in the mind. 

" Set your mind on the things that are above, he 
goes on to say, " not on the things that are upon the 
earth " " Set your mind." That is the proper object 
of attack. The mind must be set right. " Put to 
death therefore your members which are upon the 
earth . put on the new man." As long as the 

ugly things named in this passage are living in the 
mind, nothing else is " of any value against the in- 
dulgence of the flesh." 

•■ Put on therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, 
a heart of" qualities, not fleshly, not earthly, but 
heavenly, sweet and clean. " Put on love. "Seek the 
things that are above." " Set your mind on the things 
that are above." 

Being in Christ 

"No condemnation" is a wonderful comfort. It 
belongs " to them that are in Christ Jesus." To them 
that are in Christ lesus. Not to those who say lovely 
things about Christ Jesus. Not to those who say they 
have accepted him and rest their case therefore in 
him It is for those who are hi him. 

Who are they? They are the ones " who walk not 
after the flesh, but after the Spirit." It is the walk 
that tells It is the only thing that does tell. That 
makes it easy to tell, because the works of the flesh are 
manifest and so is the fruit of the Spirit. 

Then there is no comfort here, after all, except to 
those who live perfect lives, a thing which nobody can 
do? O no, it doesn't come to that. The crucial point 
is, 'which are you "after," the flesh or the Spirit? 
" They that are after the flesh mind the things of the 
flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of 

* Andyoiir walk, however badly you blunder and fail, 
does show what you "mind," what you are "alter 
what it is that you really want. There is the heart 
of the matter. There is the will to be and to do which 
puts you " in Christ Jesus " or keeps you out. 

In Christ Jesus there is no condemnation. \\ hat a 
joy that is! 









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GENERAL FORUM 



A Song of Faith 



Day will return with a fresher boon; 

God will remember the world 1 
Night will come with a newer moon, 

God will remember the world! 

Evil is only the slave of good; 

Sorrow the servant of joy; 
And the soul is mad that refuses food 

Of the meanest in Gods employ. 

The fountain of joy is fed by tears 
,'j ,„„. is lit by the breath of s.ghs , 

The dXst griefs and the wildest fears 
Have, holiest ministries. 

Strong grows the oak in the sweeping storm; 
''safety the flower sleeps under the snow , 
And the farmer's heart ,s never warm 
Till the cold wind starts to blow. 

Day will return with a fresher boon; 

God will remember the world 1 
Night will come with a newer moon, 

God will remember the world! ^ q ^^ 

What Is Christianity? 

BY W J. SWIGART 

■MANY men of many minds » have ventured t, 



"anfla.v bare the heart and sou, of £» » 
The Gospel Messenger, for Nov. 2U, IViO, in 

hem or all of them are not Christianity To 
we can rive assent. Although it must be clear that 
I, things belong in some way, and have grown 
out of Christianity, and stand for some sort of ex- 
pression or representation of the religion Jesus estab- 
lished on the earth. . 

The writer, however, proceeds to state ,rtrt Chns- 
tiani.yis. Among other dungs it is stated Father 
Damien. a Catholic, going out to serve the lepers be- 
cause they are sons of God-that is W 
George Fox. the Quaker, proving the reality of the 
mner light which God had given him by the radiance 
of his living-that is Christianity. The Protestant 
missionary, murdered by the Boxers, sending back 
ZZ to his ten year old son that when grown he 
should go to China to tell the people who had k, led 
his father about the love of God-that is Christianity. 

Now the question will arise whether there is any 
more consistency in claiming that any one of these last 
named (or all of them, for that matter) is Chris- 
tianity any more than baptism, feet-washing, the com- 
munion (any of them or all of them) is Christianity. 
Personal sacrifice and benevolence, per se, have no 
more consistent claim to being the whole of Chris- 
tianity than have the sacraments of the church. They 
are excellent virtues and generally are indicative of the 
spirit and grace of Christ operating in the hearts ot 
those exercising in them. 

While the acts of Father Damien, George Fox and 
the Protestant missionary are praiseworthy and indica- 
tive of the work and grace of Christ-withm their 
hearts to claim that the acts themselves are Chris- 
tianity, seems too dangerously near to basing salvation 
on good works and making a sufficiency of moral 
living " Not of good works, lest any man should 
boast" the inspired apostle warns and teaches us. 
Self-sacrifice, benevolence and all the moral virtues and 
Christian graces are fruits or products of Christianity, 
but not of themselves do they constitute Christianity. 
When rendered in the name of Christ they are the best 
of evidence of the presence of Christianity in the heart. 
We remember the prayer-or rather the self-justifica- 
tion-of the man who magnified his own righteousness 



v a have P ° Se with God through our £ d Jesus 
Christ," the apostle again teaches us. Christianity 
too extensive and too comprehensive to be defined as 
any one act or thing. 

Lain in the same article the writer in speaking of 
th e ide 1 church, refers to Abraham Lincoln ,£ au£ 
his Christianity as being of such a superior orderta 
he could not consistently join in with any of the Q m 
tian churches or subscribe to their creeds- mpy "S 
that the fault was in the Christianity -W*^ 
churches rather than in Lincoln's. He then gives 
Stations purporting to be Lincoln's own words on 
the subject. , . 

We all do admire Abraham Lincoln and are glad 
th we re citizens of his country. We recognize h. 
worth and character as a man and as a statesman. Fa 
I" from me to sit in judgment and say he was not a 
Christian. But, personally, my admiration of him is 
not heightened when, with all the variety and range of 
Christian organizations, creeds, and practices in the 
w ' rld they make him to say he could fin nothing in 
which his mind and religious views could fit, or any 
; oup with which he could tolerantly felowsh p. 
Ls not seem consistent with his spirit, his tolerance 
and considerateness in other matters. 

Anyway, I do not think it wise to exploit or^ven 
unnecessarily defend Mr. Lincoln s views. Creeds 
and subscribing to creeds may be run to abuse. But 
7 docs matter M we believe. The truth alone makes 
free There are enough people looking for just such 
examples to vindicate themselves and their views ar^d 
bolster up their own inclinations to organize then re 
Sous views and creeds around their own philosophy, 
preferences and moods, independent of ■*<*««"; 
iession or outward identification with organized Chris- 
tianity There are enough of people with a whole lot 
s brains and less character than Abraham Lincoln 
had, but whose lives and general conduct measure 
far below his, who gladly seize on the .dented phan- 
tom argument, thus endeavoring to stand on the same 
slippery base of defense to justify their aloofness from 

the church. , , , 

On general principles, that must be rather a select, 
superior and exclusive type or order of religious view 
which is so far above and beyond that it cannot fit into 
nor fellowship with any other order or type in the 
world! Can this be called liberalism? It looks more 
like narrowness to me, and also a reflection on the 
intelligence and sincerity of all who have subscribed to 
church creeds. We have heard of the man who said; 
" I belong to the only true, Evangelical, Apostolical 
Church in the world; and; so far as I know, I am now 
the only living representative thereof." 

The exploiting of this view in one so great as Abra- 
ham Lincoln may confirm or suggest the same view to 
those who are looking for an excuse to ignore the 
claims of the church which Jesus instituted, com- 
missioned and authorized to be his representative 
on the earth-to be the body of which he himself is 
the Head, and which is to represent and propagate 
Christianity in the world; which is the regular and 
authorized medium through which men are to find 
their way back to God and thus render their services to 
him and to their fellow-men. 

The ideal church— the true church of Jesus Christ 
—while it will abound in good works and love to man 
and love to God, must have a clear and Scriptural 
form of belief and doctrine and faith based upon the 
Rock, Jesus Christ, on which to stand, if the gates of 
Hell prevail not against it. 
Huntingdon, Pa. 



from college ' who eats four meals a day, sleeps we 1 
I Z go and tennis but says she has difficulty with 
[, e upematural.' So her pastor must revise the creed 
*are you listening-the creed that has bred and fed 
giants-becRi.se Miss Flibbertygibbets has d.fficu ty 
w th the supernatural. But she never lost five minute 
ceo over it Let us remember this; it is no mark o 
Sexual superiority to doubt-we must stop that 
conceit." , 

My difficulties are not with the supernatural, they 
are with the natural. I presume the young miss can 
ot fathom the supernatural. I can not fathom the 
natural. I'm up against it on all sides every day 
ust now the trees, and all out of door plants are 
asleep, and next spring they-will wake up and grow I 
don't understand. The snakes and frogs are apparent- 
ly dead, some encased in ice, but bring them into the 
kitchen stove and they will crawl or hop _«.*. I 
don't understand. Then, as Bryan put it, I don 
understand how it is that " a red cow eats green grass 
ll gives white milk and yellow butter." Neither do 
I understand why the outside of a watermelon is green, 
he pulp red and'the seeds black, nor how all the water 
and sugar gets in through the thick rind and where it 
a U cornes from. I have plenty of difficulty trying 
.rasp all this and a thousand and one other things in 
the natural world, but that does not keep me from be- 
lieving them or from eating watermelons either. - 

Then there is another phase of the natural that gives 
me more trouble. Paul calls it the natura nton He 
is up against me " every day in every way, and trying 
to make me worse and worse every day m every way. 
Here are a few things he says to me ; You are not be- 
ing treated right. If I were you I would assert my rights. 
Yo *« not in the common class. You have super.o 
taLts and they are not appreciated In the secula 
world you would make your mark, etc, etc. Now! 
know it is not true, but why does he bother me w,«h 
this stu ff ? Because his twin brother is still dwelling 
in me I thought I had killed him forty-five years ago 
and buried him, this Natural man. but he is a very 
Zch alive corpse. Here are a few more hmgs 
suggests once in a while, though not as often as he 
did formerly: " Take, care of yourself financially, if 
you don't no one else will. Buy as cheap as you can 
and sell as high as you can. Don't worry about you 
neighbor. If he is in distress it is his own fault. He 
would not care for you if you would starve. -Once 
in a long while he says: "If I were you I would quit 
preaching, it does no good, and while there ,s some- 
thing in religion you don't have enough of it to make 
It worthwhile." Yes, I have difficulty with the natural 
_not much with the supernatural. It is only he 
supernatural in me that gives me power over he 
natural. When I yield entirely to the supernatural 
ave victory and am happy. Miss ^bertyPbbet 
and I each represent a large class. In which class 
are you? 

Elizabethtovm, Pa. 



Difficulties With the Supernatural 

BY SAMUEL H. HERTZLER 

In the Sunday School Times Dr. John McNeill is 
quoted as saying: "The honest doubt is when one's 
heart is fighting one's doubts. But there are many who 
are not honest; those who ' wear their latest doubt like 
a feather in their intellectual caps as the latest thing 
in doubts ' 1 Such a one is the girl who is graduated 



The Foreign Missions Conference of North 
America 

BY LEVI GARST 

Having been asked to make a few observations of 
this conference for the Messenger readers, we sub- 
mit the following: 

The thirty-fourth annual session of the Foreign 
Missions Conference of North America was held in 
the Vernon Room of Haddon Hall, Atlantic City, 
N J Jan 11-14, 1927. Fifty-seven participating 
boards sent to this conference 157 voting delegates and 
251 corresponding delegates. Among this group were 
missionaries from practically all lands where mission 
work is carried on. 

The three great races— white, black and yellow- 
were represented by something less than a dozen great 
nationalities. This cosmopolitan group with a few out- 
standing lecturers, national and international, sat in 
conference four days studying, talking, planning and 
praying about the first great work of the church-m.s- 

sions. 

Here was a grand opportunity to review a cross sec- 



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83 



tion of the racial, national, political and religious back- 
ground of humanity; also to get a perspective view of 
the thought of this homogeneous group on the great 
principles of life as taught and exemplified by the Man 
of Galilee. 

A few outstanding facts were in evidence in this 
conference. First, that all men are religious and are 
seeking some spiritual dynamic by which and to which 
they can express this inherent desire. Second, that the 
agencies through which the Christian religion is 
brought to the attention of pagan lands have many 
problems in common. Third, that the social, political 
and religious backgrounds of many peoples make it 
extremely difficult to present the Christian religion. 
Fourth, that the leaven of the spirit of self-determina- 
tion is working in all lands, socially, politically, eco- 
nomically and religiously. Fifth, that the motives of 
Christian missionaries are often mistaken, by pagan 
nations. Sixth, that the church needs a rebaptism of 
spirituality, sincerity and humility to give it the mis- 
sionary urge. Seventh, that there is a distinct need for 
cooperation, unity and love in presenting Christ to the 
world. Other great facts might be mentioned but let 
this suffice for the present. 

The Master said on one occasion, the children of 
this world are wiser in their generation than the chil- 
dren of light. 

The inventive genius of man is making the world 
smaller as the years go by ; also his inherent desire to 
trade and travel have made international problems 
loom large these latter days. Since we are rubbing el- 
bows with the world on every hand we have come to 
a time when we need an international language — the 
language of love and good will which all men under- 
stand. We need an international currency or mediums 
of exchange— justice, equity, honesty. More than 
these we need an international religion, which recog- 
nizes the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of 
man. 

The world has many religions but none so complete- 
ly fills the bill as the restraining, cultural and refining 
influence of Christianity. The great commission com- 
prehends a universal religion. " Go and teach it to 
all nations." 

The children of this world are trying to cooperate 
in many ways: League of Nations, World Court, In- 
ternational Chamber of Commerce, International Fed- 
eration of Labor, etc. The children of light need to 
get some lessons along these lines. 

With this introduction we shall make a few brief 
observations of each session, and without giving names 
of speakers or verbatim quotations we shall try to pass 
on a few of the principal thoughts as we gleaned 
them. 

The first session Tuesday afternoon was a Joint 
Home Base Meeting, under the auspices of the Federa- 
tion of Women's Boards and the Foreign Missions 
Conference. As we listened to the speakers in this 
session it became evident that there is a decided con- 
viction among earnest Christians of all communions 
that we must make Christianity thoroughly Christian 
. if we expect " to take " on the nations of the earth. 
It must be the kind that regenerates the individual in 
the homeland. Our Christ is not doubted, but our 
Christianity is sometimes. 

Giving for missions slackens and the Christian 
system breaks down for lack of spiritual life and ac- 
tivity on the part of the whole church. 

There is a common feeling that the work of the 
church, spiritual and administrative, is monopolized 
by the ministry and high officials. 

I think this charge is too true in our own beloved 
fraternity and we might add some other phases aside 
from spirituality and administration. We preachers 
are to blame. A milk-fed laity will never meet the 
present day needs from the standpoint of missionary 
effort. 

We need a rededication of wealth and life among all 
followers of Christ to complete the great unfinished 
task here and abroad. 

Christian women of the laity in all denominations 
are interested and working for missions. It was sug- 
gested that perhaps the " masculine stamp " of our 



laymen might help to accelerate the great cause of mis- 
sions. 

Three lengthy sessions were next given to the dis- 
cussion of cooperative missionary enterprises. One 
of these sessions was broken up into four groups that 
more might participate in the discussion. 

Findings committees were appointed. Briefly sum- 
marized the needs and opportunities of the immediate 
future demand the attention of the forces of righteous- 
ness in a cooperative way. 

A few world issues to arrest our attention are: 
peace, temperance, civic righteousness and" a deeper 
spiritual life. 

The Church of the Brethren should he encouraged 
when a conference such as this puts itself on record 
in the form of a resolution asking our government to 
refrain from any breach in diplomatic relationship in 
Nicaraguan and Mexican affairs. And to avoid any 
suggestion of open hostility with the Latin American 
states. 

A coalition of Latin American states with its reli- 
gious background of three centuries, with its spiritual 



" I Said in My Haste " 

BY PAUL F. BECHTOLD 

I worked with labor and felt the iron heel of capital 
grinding into my soul. As a partner with capital I 
was buffeted by labor's unreasonable demands. 

I was a Christian follower and burned with indig- 
nation because of the injustice of an artificial spiritual 
aristocracy. I was a Christian leader and spent well- 
nigh sleepless nights on account of irresponsible 
helpers. 

I worked toward personal goals and was wrongfully 
criticized by those who misunderstood. I sacrificed, 
and was scorned as a weakling. 

I saw the suspicion of youth by age and the ridicule 
of age by youth. 

I saw the good defeated and the bad succeed. 
I saw the self -righteousness of piety and the ungod- 
liness of " good fellows." 

I said in my haste: " All men are selfish. Tolerance 
and understanding are idle fancies. War is inevitable ; 
peace will never come to a world like this." 

I slept ; and in the morning the cloud was gone. The 
warm sunlight of brotherly love came streaming in 
through the window of my soul. 

God forgive my unbelief! Renew within me my 
faith and a right spirit ! 
Westmont, 111. 



and economic unrest, with its great natural resources 
might become in the next few decades a menace to 
the peace of the world ; and especially to a near neigh- 
bor. 

The time is here for nations posing as Christian to 
use the very highest type of Christian statesmanship 
in dealing with others and thus vindicate our right to 
be called Christian. 

Temperance needs but little discussion, for mod- 
ern Protestantism is pretty well agreed on this issue. 
Some individuals are wobbly on the question and need 
to be straightened up ; and we all need to be awake and 
on the alert. 

Civic righteousness: there perhaps never was a time 
when our standards of civic righteousness were more 
in jeopardy than now, with public offices bought and 
sold in exchange for favors and special privileges. 
Fraud and theft by officials in positions of honor and 
trust are condoned, or what is worse, acquitted by a 
jury of their peers. Modern Christianity should vote 
" straight tickets " by scratching all crooked names in 
their relation to political affairs without regard to party 
affiliation. 

A deeper spiritual life. Christian men and women 
everywhere need to lift up holy hands (clean hands) 
without wrath or doubting. 

If we expect power in the world we must so relate 
ourselves to the Source of all power, that he can give 
it; and not only give it, but use us as mediums to 



communicate the same in the salvation of a sin cursed 
world. 

The superficial, selfish, insincere, luxurious and 
materialistic must be eliminated, and in their stead 
we must put simple goodness, sincere love for God 
and man, sacrifice and service— a deeper spiritual life. 

These are a few things on the which Christians 
need to cooperate and put up a solid front if we ex- 
pect the world to hear and believe the message and 
her messengers. 

Salem, Va. ►-•-■ 

Our Mission Conference in China 

BY CHAS. D. BON SACK 

That the work of a deputation from the home 
church to the mission fields has much value is most 
evident. When the church places in the hands of our 
consecrated missionaries the task of preaching the 
Gospel of Christ and the establishing of churches 
among an alien and pagan people, it can scarcely real- 
ize the difficulties and tremendous issues of the work 
assigned. Not only does the expending of a hundred 
thousand dollars annually make careful supervision 
necessary from an economic standpoint, but the tre- 
mendous issues of policies, institutions, education and 
vital messages of life and truth as they affect the 
spirit and permanence of the work, demand the prayer- 
ful and sympathetic help of the whole church in a way 
that can only be delivered in some direct and personal 
way. 

Just how to make such an opportunity all that it 
ought to be is no easy task. It would be a simple 
matter to visit, look over the situation and pray to- 
gether. One could easily scold for some mistakes that 
have been made. It would be more easy to pat every- 
body on the back and say you have done a great job 
under great difficulties— which is true enough! But 
there are conditions to be studied, facts to be secured, 
encouragement to be given, mistakes to be rectified and 
policies to be determined. For it is a world task we 
are working at and heaven and earth are both to be 
considered in all its relations and ramifications. 

We first determined to study the problems of the 
work as reflected in the heavy correspondence to the 
office. These were tabulated and listed in their various 
aspects to the work. Then we felt we must see the 
work at close range in the schools, hospitals, cities, 
open country and the distant villages. And what a 
difference it makes when you look beneath the surface 
and afar in the work of missions ! Then we planned 
to meet all missionary families alone if desired and in 
their station groups. Then we met the leaders among 
the Chinese Christians with no foreigners present 
whenever some thought one r could speak sufficiently 
good English to make this possible. We frankly 
prayed over and studied the task as best we could in 
this way at each of the four mission stations, dealing 
summarily with matters that affected each station only, 
and in an advisory way with larger matters of relation 
that affect the whole mission— leaving these for a meet- 
ing of the whole mission called to open Dec. 10 at 
which time careful consideration was to be given the 
many matters to come up. 

To make a conference like this worthy of the cost 
and opportunity requires much preparatory work. 
Days and nights were given to arranging questions and 
briefs that would direct thought and get to the bottom 
of the facts involved. To this work, not only did the 
deputation give much time, but the missionaries as well. 
It was planned to give the first day to devotion and 
inspiration. This helps to create an atmosphere and 
thought for the greatness of the work; and usually 
atmosphere in a conference is the subtle thing that 
carries the germs of either life or death into the cause 
at hand. 

Bro. I. E. Oberholtzer, chairman of the mission, was 
in charge. His first devotional message on, " The Up- 
lifted Christ for China," was a helpful keynote to all 
that followed. Then the writer attempted to show 
some things that would make for " Coherence and 
Permanence in the Work." This was followed by a 
splendid talk by Bro. Yoder on, "The Spirit of the 
Church of the Brethren." The whole day's conference 

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Our Most Evil Deed 

BY HOLLAND WOLFE 

AMtB ,c. has no. been satisfied with mjlitan^- 



iIERI CA has not been sa— ■ ■ 
seK . In the earlier clays of nn S s,onvmk the 

tection ot the United staie 

a Jewish army and over tnese 

States would have absolutely no control? Tins s 

identified as tools of Western money grabbers smc 
they are both protected by the same soldiers^ Ih s 

y -r m ^XinC,nnaisd r ^eda, ;X 
than the missionaries are doing good. Tins is all 
m re gument why we must intensify our rn.ss.on 
efforts and why we as a church should use our m- 
tnce - informing senators, represents v« and our 
President of our disapproval of such procedure. Mr 
Rv^ secretary of the American, Bible Society, sa.d 
So weeks ago that in the past year China has pur- 
l°seTas mfny copies of the Bible as all the othe 
countries of the world combined. What » « te the 
effect of its taking more than half of the worlds Bible 
soppy' It certainly shows that China is thinking. 
She V carefully examining Christianity and ,t is no 
wonder that as she gets a taste of the freedom of 
Christianity she should rebel against the forces of op- 
" As she gets our Bible she sees that we as 
a nation do not treat her in Christ's way, and she rebels 
against the way we do not follow Chnst in everyday 
,,fe Bro. Cassady writes: "Tens of thousands of 
Chinese children are working twelve hours a day, seven 
days a week for five cents a day in American owned 
cotton looms of Shanghai. Do you marvel that those 
firms have annua, dividends four times *e capital in- 
vested'" It is for such reasons as these that China 
is accepting Russian communism in preference to 
Christianity-that is, because of the money selfishness 



nf Peking revealed these results: 

„ Communism more efficient .ban Chris.iani.yP Yes, 22. 
U l°'JL race mor'e prejudiced than other races, Yes, 
wi ,ft t ,^^r y force , of r,C, rr n,e .oi.ii,,- 

N °' "' , • of Confucius the world's best moral 

Sn„^«\he force ha^en^reas^y 
twenty more, making a ^^*X, 

r^oTc^::: . twelve whole European 
"^r^teraUecretaryotthe^^C^in 

M^^CMna T is\ad,y,nneedofreh^^ 
view of the present action of Chnstian America 
how can we expect China to adopt our rel.gron ve y 
t°Ily' We as a nation must do three things. (1) 
T fe overnment must let business men an : mission- 
aries take care of themselves. It was simply land grab 
D "n China in 1896 and 1899 which caused the per- 
t, justified Boxer Rebellion in 1900. Since the, 

we have won her sincere friendship, but now we are 
we mne s must recog . 

teS a^Jfnd make treaties with her as 
Russia has done. The treaties we have with her she 
tas been forced to sign. (3) We must get our mil - 
tay machine ou, of China. Last May there were a 
many United States battleships in China as those of 
all nations combined. - 

We know what the attitude of Christ would be m 
these matters Why may we not as a church bring 
orele obearono.tr government? Why could not 
'various District gatherings and our next Annua Con- 
ference take a stand on some such po.nts as these and 
send a protest to the various departments of our gov- 
ernment? In this way the home folk can lighten very 
much the tasks of our missionaries. In so far as 1 
know, no church has as ye. taken a stand on these 
matters. Here is a bit of pioneering our church a 
home may do which may double the effectiveness of 



■ • ( „ ™, the field- ' A smile between na- 
^— ar^Wd as a smi,e between peo- 

pie. 
Obcrlin, Ohio. 



Map Showing Our Africa Mission Field 




The circle on the map to 
the left shows the loca- 
tion of the Church of the 
Brethren Mission at Gar- 
kida, Nigeria, Africa. The 
figures scattered over the 
map indicate the location 
of other mission stations. 
However, they are not so 
close together as the map 
might suggest to some, for 
Nigeria is more than sev- 
en times the size of the 
State of Pennsylvania. 



Mohammedanism 

BY H. SPENSER MINNICH 
For Use in Africa Mission Study 
MOHAMMEDAN in relation to other reigns , is 

250,000,000. and Mohamm edamsm Islam ^ ^ 

r years B. C. while Mo— danism a^from 
five hundred seventy-one A. D. "« r & 

S^S^tc^ofaninnsmandid.atry 
His business was shepherding and trading. At one 

a great religious leader of his people. 

„ the beginning of his religious leadership e was 
unsuccessful and was often depressed by his fa.lme 
"caching of monotheism and future judgment 
S his denunciation of idolatry were no popular. 

At the age of fifty-two he fled for his life from h s 

"-^r'HesX"^--^ 
^to^rtteb^^ sixfold pledge, name,, 

children. We will not slander » S»» ^ , N (From tlie 
disobey the Prophet in anything .hat is rlgnt. 

^employed military methods for extending his 
re ulon He conquered Mecca which stood out 
religion. He 4 sovereignty over 

Ia^I, H e«rmined .o abolish idolatry, and 
^rfuce Judaism and Christianity to a pos,,on of 

dependence. 

Concerning the character of Mohammed, one may 
say Tat e was a man of unquestionable religious 
experience. He was somewhat transformed by a 
comp ling personal conviction of an omnipotent God 

om P an oXary business man into a flaming prophe 
of religion. He was an attractive leader and an 
efficent organizer. He was a domineering warring 
autocrat He prescribed war and advocated violence 
toward non-Moslems. From the Koran we read the 

following: . 

•■ Fight strenuously against the misbelievers and hypo- 
crites, and be stern toward them. 

He set four as the limit on the number of wives 
f0 " Moslems. His behavior with his "« 
caused trouble more than once. It seemed that he 
^special dispensation, was permitted to have more 

than four. lf ■ t „ 

Mohammed many times presented himself as us. a 
mortal man, but later followers revered him , a ml e - 
tablished for him his place as a rel.g.ous leader high 
than he claimed for himself. He was made superhu- 

"The^an '^Moslem bible. It is claimed that 
the ain s eaker in .he Koran is Allah (God) who ,s 
le.imes P re P resen.ed as simply speaking to Mohan 
med and sometimes bidding Mohammed h.mse f 
speak as his mouthpiece. Historic facts indite 
that Mohammed himself did not write one word of the 
Koran but about a year after his death Abu Bekr, 
m "Lessor, ordered a compilation of the teachings 
tl e P ophe. which would be remembered accurately. 
Monotheism (one God) is Mohammed's pre- 
eminent religious message. We account or his pa Uy 
because he was disgusted with the .dolatry of h day 
and with the crude tritheism of the Syria. On tone 
who practiced Christianity in a very degraded tan. 

Mohammed's main practical message about God wa 
tha t he would punish the wicked and rewar the good 
people. Allah is represented as loving. The persons 
whom Allah loves are: 






» Those who do good." 
"Those who follow Mohammed / __ - 
"Those who are not proud or boastful. 
"Those who believe and act aright. 
" Those who fight in his cause.' 
The essential Mohammedan beliefs are: 
1. Belief in the one God, Allah. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER-February 5, 1927 

2. Belief in angels. They intercede with Allah for 
the forgiveness of men. 

3 Belief in the Koran. 

4. Belief in the prophets of Allah. Of these proph- 
ets there are twenty-eight named in the Koran. The 5 
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One Thing— No. 3 

PAUL more than hinted that this life called to su- 

in "As the hranch cannot bear fruit of itself 

Tit abide in the vine, so neither can ye, except 

except it abide in mc without 

K?5 ,1.™ «". — * «-"«• »«•»" » 

this " one thing " way. 

I, is a life of faith. No one ever succeeded 

■ ,' V • ■'Faith is the victory which overcomes 
Without it. Faitf, . ^ have b£en 

the vor ,d. Some o . by g man 

WaV " I!-:™ PaTird ierlnted tTdemonstrate that 

b r a fc mplth afo- through Jesus Christ. The he 
Paul lived in the flesh after his conversion was by faith 

'"jultWc^tria, Jesus said: "If ye abide in me 
JK words abide in you, * — %^ 
--^C^htXdCl^rLllintlie 
^heart alone by^'^h^^eartman^ 

lieveth unto righteousness. 1 tie r. 

God which has been revealed ,n the Gospel has been 

fact without faith it is impossible to please w» 
Tn:'"»fW^ ft must be painful and 

The future has no promise-. Despair nas 

•,^sdes F 2ate > fashion,l,veon,naimlessnessand 

^Pa'^prayed that the members at Ephesus "May 
k „™ what is the hope of his calling." Tte- ^ 
had been called to a fellowship in Christ Jesus which 
tlK them the promise of the life t at n ow s 

S^lnirtatnrXe^nrtithhi: 
Spirit came earnest of our 

ST^T^o. God's own posse, 
si unto the praise of his glory." This singe am If 
can be lived only with this hope as an anchor to the 

i0 f It is a life of love. Man needs to be properly 
motivated He drifts and gropes without tins mo, - 
at g element in his life. Passions run not and burn 
ou in selfish and profitless ambitions >< they f * 
control of life. The holies, endea vo s to e the. 
charm and Ihe wisest plans fail when they lack ^e 
attitude of heart which love alone prompts. A faith 



tl „t could surmount great difficulties, an eloquence 
h could charm and hold spellbound ^ armies 
listeners a liberality that would minister to the needy 
en to the point of pauperizing the giver must aU 
Te motivated by love if the one on the stage ,s to 

profit thereby. 

^t„ every wind that blows. This person sincerely be 



The 1927 Yearbook 

interested in having the l« 

knew about it. i , 

a „ .cUv. ^- e " ^t t h. church would be 
mune ration. T , 

ettyi"rd to their membership and .Uo 
ot &aying « copy. 

,ee that they have a chance to get PV 

.Met- why not send for a dozen or 

Pastor or elder, wny no „ e „ple 

mo „ copies and caU ,h. ~ . y .« P £_ 

„ t h. contents of the Y«* »£ Broth „„ ood 

„ be interests ■«* «* ^ ,„ „„„ ,, 

I know you do. iry ine * 

works 



Heves that whichever ^^.^^Uh mind 

love," and "to love God wrth all the 

and strength is better - ^|^ cen tral pur 

£tK as^ Ilery weight and the sin whn, 

-^c^nro-perf^xamplejesus 

Christ the Lord. 



85 



did no, have the pastoral sys,em which -ould accom- 
plish this fine and important work. The lambs were 
sadlv neglected. Sometimes they starved to death. 
Oh r tmes grievous wolves entered while the shep- 
herd was busy here and there with what seemed to be 
necessary material projects. 

Again, this type of evangelism faded to trainee 
membership in soul winning. Did I say tun! .Yes 
that is what 1 meant, too. Jesus gave his disciples 
vera! years in that sort of school. This is a fine art 
and too many church members have never been led 
to undertake it. The song entitled, 

"Must I go and empty handed? 
Must I meet my Savior so?" 
was written it is said by a young man who was told 
J, "physician that he must die. He had but recent y 
v his heart to the Lord and this announcem n 
bought regret to his life. The desire, however, wa 
there which is more than some of us have, lh.s 
"re. too. was expressed in these beautiful hnes and 
who can tell how many have been won o Chnst 
these words have been sung around the world 

Then too. the influence of the life of the leader who 
di<W ost of the personal work and won a p ace m 

vacant by the evangelist's departure. In tins sort of 
n, the evangelist carried away the laurels an mo 
often weeping willows were left behind. The evan 
! i no. to blame necessarily. The trouble is with 
the s. em. However, this type of evangelism ha 
ome merit and should continue to have a ^place in our 

be supplied. 



My Witnesses — No. 3 

TIIEEE are a number of methods use^inwi r: n. 

We observe that some have a pretoen ^ 

method and some for another^ It may 
say that none are without significance. 

Professional Evangelism 

iar method .^;^ im has be en called 
a minister outs.de of the co g s u has bee „ 

tion- , .. . _.„_ I,-, its weaknesses. 

" the0the %t , tsfinwtt seemed to be King- 
Too many times the loss wna ^ 
dom gains was tremendous. Such high P ^ 

ods of winning souls «*n«TL^ m order to 
stant methods of foUow up , sou. — ^ ^ ^ 
insure growth in grace. 



The Welfare Board 

Berth. M. N.hcr. Srer.tar? 



Tobacco and False Economy 

BY WILL II. CROWX 

South Dakota has a law which provider to the 
use of money received from taxes on ^a.ttes^n 

building at the South Dakota Agncutand jCoHeg ^ 

people. 1 be one um, 6 , er . 

expcndedinaidofthatdevelopme.it. 

L ' h D ^ f Lltes-of MexLo Pr ^h' h - 

^ 0baSC °' ■„": a tax on Twho smoke in public. The 
, aw imposing ; .to on ^ ._ ^ „ a , 

revenues thus loullicu section. 

wav, but in fighting the locust pagte ,n *^ 
Thoughtful persons would ^-^gl, 

cans have the more sensible ta^ ^ 

have a tendency to guarantee more pu 

places, and at the same time is used for 

-,tion of another nuisance. 

ationoi. «i 1(100 000 more for tobacco in 

California spent $11. 000.UUU 
1925 than for maintaining de S, e^ P ^ 

school system, accordmg U, Dr ^ ' AssQ _ 

,-ector of Research of the Natio ^ 

t^r SSi&Uo, schools,, ,.000,- 

"--r^S-^^nSst 

--"^^tS:::^!^ tearing down 
building up. 






THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— February 5, 1927 




The Prophets in Everyday Life 

BY ERNEST G. HOFF 

XXIII Obadiah, on the Violation of Brotherliness 
T„ Prophecy of Ohadiah contains but twenty-one 

verses it is thus the shortest book in the Old lesta 

men' But it carries a message for us altogether out of 
e op r,fon to its si*. Its warning comes w,th part, - 

ular force to those of us who regard ourselves 

""«OWi A is a common one in the Old 
Tel men, but the prophet who gave the message o 
the book of Obadiah is unknown outs.de of his bnef 
"e And within the book he has completely 
h dden himself behind his message. We know none of 
tets of his life. We cannot even point out w*h 
^encethep^ofh.to.inwh.cM.l.ed.H, 

^rhlsle^ris^/message. The leaving of 
a message to future generations is a worthy record or 
a ZZ of Jehovah in any age. Few attain unto this 

^ TnereTre four sections in the book of Obadiah, rep- 
resenting as many steps in the prophet's message The 
first of these is vv. 1-9. in which the prophet m o- 
duces Edom as the subject of his message and fore * lb 
the destruction of that land. Edom is proud and self 
uffic ent in the security of his mountain fastnesses. 
But a messenger is going about among the na tion 
stirring them up against him. They wll pene rate his 
fortresses, despoil his .and. overthrow his m.ghty men 
and cut off the nation. The second section vv. 10-H 
gives the reason for the impending destruct.on. Edom 
has done violence to his brother Jacob. He ha re- 
joked in his brother's misfortune, and still stands m 
danger of further unbrotherly conduct in ridiculing 
Judah and taking vengeance upon him by actu al ^vio- 
lence in the day of his helplessness The third section 
vv 15-16, declares the approach of a general judgment 
upon all nations, a "day of Jehovah" in which the 
peoples of the earth will reap the harvest of their 
misdeeds against God's people. And the fina 1 section 
vv 17-21 presents the positive side of th.s day of 
Jehovah." A remnant will be preserved in Z.on; 
there will be a reunion of the whole house of Israel; 
thev will possess their entire land and also the territory 
of Edom and the Philistines. Israel will be supreme 
and secure, because " the kingdom shall be Jehovah s. 
The direct message of the book was thus a warning 
to Edom of the serious consequences of the violation 
' of brotherliness, and an encouragement to Judah o 
maintain her faith in the future regardless of the dark- 
ness of the present hour. 

Now what are the permanent values in Obadiah s 
message' The first is the fact that the molahon of 
brotherliness is a serious sin. There are always people 
who are mean enough to hover about like vultures, 
ready to prey upon the helplessness of the unfortu- 
nate Such an attitude is revolting to behold, even 
among the beasts. But when it manifests itself among 
human beings in whose breasts God has placed the 
capacity to honor and to love one another, it is yet 
more despicable. It is necessary to proclaim martial 
law at the scene of almost every serious disaster, just 
because of the persistent selfishness and inhumanity 
of some people. But we are eager to believe that such 
people constitute a relatively small minonty, and are 
greatly outnumbered by the group who are not only 
able to constrain themselves from an inhuman attitude, 
but are even willing to give their active support to con- 
structive agencies for human betterment. Yet, there 
is enough of the spirit of selfish inhumanity abroad 
in our social and economic life to require constant vigi- 
lance on the part of good people. Witness the boot- 
legging business, the promotion of fraudulent stocks, 
the trade in tobacco, narcotics and harmful luxuries, 
and the commercialized amusements. In such activ- 
ities as these, men prey upon their fellows today, satis- 
fied if they can amass for themselves filthy lucre re- 
gardless of the cost in terms of human life. Unfor- 



tunately, this spirit does not restr.c its ac ivit.es to 
such manifestly evil lines of effort. It .s jus a ready 
to degrade legitimate lines of industry and trade, and 
even to corrupt good government. 

It is the duty of every man to promote actively the 
rule of righteousness in all phases of life, and to safe- 
guard the sacred rights of human life and personality 
from all the evil forces which seek to prey upon them. 
This responsibility rests upon man because he is by 
creation a son of God and a brother to all men. 1 
such is the duty of man as man, how much more is it 
the duty of a man as a Christian! As Christians we 
have set our highest affections upon God and his 
righteousness. We have accepted as a like command- 
ment, love to our fellow-men. We have professed 
to take the mind of Christ as our mind, and his spin 
as our spirit. That love, that mind, and that spirit 
must manifest themselves in the practical affa.rs of our 
everyday life, if we are going to be true to our pro- 
fession and worthy followers of Christ It cannot 
be imagined that our Christ could live in the presence 
of the selfish activities of evil men without being 
moved with indignation and compassion, and actually 
doing something about it. 

The attitude of Edom became the more serious be- 
cause Judah was his brother. An unbrotherly attitude 
had characterized the relation between Esau and Jacob 
from the earliest times. Now their descendants were 
perpetuating this unworthy spirit. Note evidences of 
this, spread over a long period of time, in such refer- ■ 
ences as Num. 20: 14-21; Amos 1: 11, 12; Joel 3: 
19- Ezek 35: 15; Psa. 137: 7. The attitude of Esau 
and Jacob has found place in too many homes and 
families since their day. The selfish pride, ridicule and 
hostility of their descendants has characterized far 
too many brothers in Christ Jesus who should have _ 
learned their lesson long ago. Close relationship in 
home, school, shop or church breeds trouble unless 
the principle of that relationship is love. What pro- 
portion of the dissension that now exists in families, in 
churches and in communities do you suppose would 
continue if the love of Christ were given a fair chance 
to control these social relations? How much evil in 
the world today do you suppose is due to the prev- 
alence of such conditions in the past? How much 
more do you think the church of Christ could ac- 
complish in the world if it would present a united front 
against evil without being weakened by division, cross- 
purposes, duplication of effort, and lack of coopera- 
tion? How much could thus be accomplished in your 
own community? Whose responsibility is it? How 
much of the responsibility belongs to your church? 
How much to yourself personally ? 

The second message in Obadiah is that the sin of 
unbrothcrliness carries with it a heavy penalty. It does 
injury, often irreparable, to the one against whom it 
is committed. But the most serious result is the effect 
upon the one guilty of the sin. For Edom it brought 
destruction. For everyone it brings blight of soul. It 
crowds out love, and thus dries up the very fountain of 
spiritual life. In the words of Obadiah to* Edom: 
"Thy dealing shall return upon thine own head" 

(v. 15c). • , ■ „, 

The final message from the prophet is the triumph 
of Jehovah's Kingdom. Obadiah was limited in his 
vision of the future. He failed to see the universal 
and spiritual nature of the future Kingdom or the 
personal Messiah, but he did see the supremacy of 
Jehovah and the victory of his Kingdom. This tri- 
umph of God's cause is the goal of all prophecy, the 
end of all history, the purpose of all providence and 
the object of all godly human effort. 
Chicago, 111 



All theories grow out of experience, not experience 
out of theories.— H. Shelton Smith. 



We move into the very depths of Christian experi- 
ence when we center our affections upon the cross.— 
H. Shelton Smith. 

A good definition of school is, organized stimuli 
There is suggestion to cause to think, sympathy that 
arouses feeling, and the imitative instinct which ,s 
dramatic and causes one to do.-V. W. Kurtz. 

Religion is essentially concerned with salvation 
from sin The only salvation for the world is that 
If Jesus Christ. The salvation of Jesus Christ directs 
us to fellowship and reconciliation with God.-A. L. 
Wieand. 

Elgin, III. -— 



Heard at Bethany Conference 

BY EZRA FLORY 

Worship includes all that brings one into fellowship 
and friendship with God. Worship is not appreciation 
of nature ; it is not science ; it is not theology ; it is not 
information; it is not psychology. It includes prayer 
which is talking with God. It includes songs, and 
praise, and meditation and experience with God. It 
brings relief and joy and dynamic for service and 
surrender of the will to God.— J. Clyde Forney. 



The Pastor and the B. Y. P. D. 

BY H. H. HELMAN 

j. A Statement of Aims 
Any wide-awake pastor, before adopting and follow- 
ing a plan for young people's work, would want to 
know what any proposed program for young people 
aims to do. Most of these pastors are well aware 
that a lot of slipshod and haphazard programs are be- 
ing submitted for young people. Pastors don wan 
to promote anything among their young people that 
has not a sound basis and definite, acceptable purposes. 
Every pastor ought to know what our B. \ . P. U. or- 
ganization and program proposes to do. 

Though it may not be the most important, I shal 
mention first, that the B. Y. P. D. has a denom.nat.ona 
basis and aim, yet not in a selfish and c.rcumscr.bed 
sense But in appreciation of the fact that our young 
people have an unusual heritage, and that, for their 
own sake and for the church's, they need to be pre- 
pared to participate in the work and program of the 
Church of the Brethren. Therefore one of the aims 
is- "To interpret the function of the Church of the 
Brethren and secure participation in the program ot 
the church." So not only because of the inadequacy 
of any existent interdenominational program for young 
people, but also because our own young people have 
peculiar facilities, interests, needs and functions, as 
Brethren we committed ourselves to the constructs 
of a program such as our own young people need. 

The B Y P D program includes much instruction 
as one of its purposes. It is fundamentally educa- 
tional. "To present Christian truth," is how we 
stated it That is, Christian truth as it is found funda- 
mentally in the Word-in Christ's teachings; also 
related truth as it may be found elsewhere. ihe 
Bible study is proposed primarily for the morning 
Sunday-school hour. The course we recommend is 
fundamentally Biblical, and graded to the needs and 
interests of young people. 

The B Y P D program also includes instruction 
and practice in worship. Effort is being made to 
supply the best that can be had in this. 

Then another primary aim is to secure enlistment 
in and training for service. We want our young peo- 
ple to be at work-at work in the church-not sup- 
planting the elder ones, but assisting them; not al- 
ways leading but also not always following. I mis 
the B Y p'd. program is to provide that the young 
people may bear their share of the Kingdom work 

Finally we desire that our young people should be 
trained in Christian leadership. Many of them are 
destined to be leaders. We would train and hold them 
for leadership in the Church of the Brethren. Many 
are potential leaders. We wish to discover these and 
usher them into the field of activity in the church for 
which they are best fitted. 

Our general aim is, " To develop Christian character 
in the youth of the Church of the Brethren. We 
purpose to do it by (1) instruction, (2) worship, 
(3) service and (4) training, through the work and 
efforts of the Church of the Brethren, represented in 
its ciders, pastors, teachers and leaders of young peo- 
ple; and finally, in the young people themselves. 
Elgin, 111. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER— February 5, 1927 



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HOME AND FAMILY 







The Toilers 

BY LINA N. STONER 
We read of the wise-hearted women 

Who spun, and with needles and looms 
They fashioned those exquisite curtains 

That graced the most holy of rooms. 

We read of the virtuous woman 
Who laboredTiy day and by night, 

Her children obeyed and revered her 
Her worth was her husbands dehght. 

Their names are not written in hist'ry 
Their virtues, God's Word doth unfold 

As honored, enduring examples 
To thrill generations untold. 

All honor to diligent toilers, 
Who work in the name of the Lord, 

The welfare of home, church and nation, 
Their rich and exceeding reward. 

Then rise in vonr strength, my dear sisters, 

Toil on till the setting of sun. 
There waiteth sweet rest in the evening 

When all of our earth tasks are done. 



Ladoga, Ind. 



A Dream— A Real Dream 



BY JAS. A. SELL 

One of Lord Byron's poetical effusions was: " I had 
a dream, which was not all a dream. Such I hink 
was mine. Like Eliplw. in Job's ancient poem, A thing 
was secretly brought to me. . . in thoughts from 
"sons of the right." and though it did not cause 
fear ,o come upon me, trembling to make my bones to 
shake or the hair of my flesh to stand up it did cause 
m to think, and I am thinking yet; and I am w mg 
it down in the hope that it may cause others to think. 
Out of the darkness from some unknown source 
there was given to me three boxes-just three common 
ord nary boxe s. A voice, or an impression sa.d to me . 
"See which of these you can make the most beautiful 
I set at once to my task. The first one was panted 
wht variegated colors of the most flashing tints » was 
varnished and rubbed until it sparkled m the T.ght. In 
it was placed all manner of wild flowers. It was go 
geous in appearance. It was more than a bouquet-it 
ST. mound of flowers. It was beautiful to look 
upon It seemed like perfection had been reached. 
It looked like a hopeless task to try to outdo it. 

The second bo* was taken and painted in one-just 
one fine bright color. Some labor, but not so much 
as on the former, was given to bring out the color 
I was beautiful but not so flashy. It was filled w. h 
a 1 kinds of cultivated flowers. The colors were much 
the same as the wild ones but they had a mellowness, 
'"richness and a sweetness all their own. They were 
graceful in form and modest in appearance and word 
are too tame to describe them. They were a rival 
for the former. 

The third box was painted in one common modes t 

neat, clean color with no special effort to embe hsh it. 

to it were placed all kinds and vanet.es of fruit The 

"rfe* forms, the charming colors, and the mmghng 

of the assembly added another rival to the beauty boxes 

Here the dreamer's task was ended. Here were he 

three boxes. All were beautiful, but which was the 

*o beautiful? Who was to decide? But the ream 

Z Led, taking another turn. Instead of boxes 

three young women appeared on the scene. They 

we just blooming into womanhood and all had a love 

for the beautiful, but different ways of exh.b.tmg it. 

The attire of the first-what little she had on-was 

U J Ae woman of Rev. 17-. 3 and 4, who was arrayed 

„ purple and scarlet colors, and decked w.tlt gold and 

' recious stones and pearls. Her feet were forced into 

slipped a size too small with heels so high as to cause 

S to walk on her toes. Her face was rubbed and 

poished with something until it shone. Her hair was 

bobbed in the latest style. The blue smoke from a 

c garette between her ivory teeth encircled her brow. 



The goddess of fashion had spared no expense to make 
her beautiful in the eyes of society. She represented 
the wild flowers. 

The next young woman also loved the beaut, ful, 
and her personal appearance was carefully guarded. 
She loved the beautiful in color, size, form and dainti- 
ness She carefully avoided everything in her appear- 
ance which would offend the taste of chaste and refined 
people. However, her highest aim and ideal was cul- 
ture and the storing of her mind with beautitul things. 
Her ambition was the refinement that comes through 
education and literature. She delighted to roam m the 
flowery fields of fiction, romance and poetry. She was 
one who was at home in the company of the higher in- 
telligent class. She was companionable, agreeable and 
virtuous, but lacked in soul culture. She was not a 
Christian. She represented the domestic flowers, and 
in her way her life was beautiful. 

The third one embraced all the virtues, refinement 
and culture of the second young woman. She too 
loved the beautiful, Her personal appearance reflected 
her inner life. Her attire was made of closely woven 
fabrics of a modest becoming color and neatly and 
comfortably made to fit her body. In her appearance 
she was a living commentary of 1 Peter 3: 3 and 4: 
" Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning 
of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or ot 
putting on of apparel, but let it be the hidden man of 
the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the 
ornament of a meek and quiet spirit which is in the 
sight of God of great price." 

The third young woman loved her Savior, and her 
character was adorned with virtues and graces that 
are reflected in his. She brought all the power of her 
developed talents to advance the interests and glory ot 
his Kingdom. She was pious, courteous, charitable 
and self-sacrificing for the comfort of others. Her 
life was full of good fruits, and she represented the 
box filled with the fruit. 

Here the dream ended and the dreamer awoke. The 
echo it gave 'is the story I have told. The question, 
which is the most beautiful, is left to the reader. 
Holiidaysburg, Pa. 



Singing Hearts 

BY MAUD MOHLER TRIMMER 

It is my delight to walk down the business streets 
of my home city and study the faces of the people who 
come and go. One thing has impressed me of late, 
and that is that so many people when absorbed in their 
own thoughts, and unconscious of observers, are smil- 
ing I have also discovered from the confessions of 
my friends that some people always carry singing 
hearts No matter what happens something bright and 
joyous bubbles up within their souls. A hidden voice 
whispers : " You are needed on business of unportance 
that only you can do. It is what you like best to do. 
Keep faith and courage and you will achieve all you 
wish. Strive! Success awaits you." 

My friends who possess singing hearts are all 
Christians and firm in their faith in God Why should 
not Christians be glad? They have a loving Father, 
who has placed them in a most beautiful world with 
interesting things to do. And he has prom.sed to give 
his help at all times for the asking. 

Nevertheless there are those who call themselves 
Christians who are not happy. I believe that many of 

HEBREWS 



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these are folks who have crawled into the wrong niches 
and who cannot make themselves fit. I have heard 
people grieve because they were sure they had not the 
ability to do anything of value. That is a huge mis- 
take Whenever God sends a new life into the world 
he gives it some talent and the power to use it so that 
it will be of use to God and make the owner happy. 

The trouble is that people do not recognize the worth 
of their own gifts. The talents of others look so much . 
better And this is another error. Al